Classic hymns have been making a strong comeback in the Christian/gospel market of late. Amy Grant is the latest artist to get caught up in this revival, marking her 25th anniversary in Christian musi

Classic hymns have been making a strong comeback in the Christian/gospel market of late. Amy Grant is the latest artist to get caught up in this revival, marking her 25th anniversary in Christian music with Legacy . . . Hymns & Faith. Produced by longtime Grant associate Brown Bannister and Grant's husband, country veteran Vince Gill, Legacy is uneven at best: incredibly beautiful one track, lackluster and uninspired the next. "My Jesus, I Love Thee" receives a spirited, Appalachian-tinged treatment, and "Marching to Zion," on which Grant is joined by a chorus of family and friends, is a rousing finale. But other standards don't pack the emotional poignancy one expects of Grant

(witness "Softly and Tenderly," one of the church's greatest hymns). Nestled among the tried-and-true are four new tunes, including standout "What You Already Own." While Legacy gets the job done, it's not the greatness we've come to always expect from Grant.—DEP

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