Item description for Love Takes Time by Bryan Duncan...
One of the most unmistakable voices in contemporary Christian music, Bryan Duncan spotlights his hottest singles from the '90s on this pleasing hits retrospective. Whether he's belting out a soaring chorus or reaching a deep groove in a soulful ballad, the smooth and classy cool that Duncan has exuded since his early days with the Sweet Comfort Band is all over this package. Five tracks from 1993's Mercy--winner of several CCM industry awards--suggest Duncan hit his peak years ago. Not true, as evidenced from the 1999 hit "Strollin' on the Water," a delirious song as free and spirit-filled as its title denotes. The one new studio track, "Love Takes Time," draws interest with production from Ted T., the man who gave Rebecca St. James her unique sound. --Michael Lyttle
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Record Label Myrrh
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54"
Release Date Dec 1, 1999
Publisher WORD INC. (MUSIC) #38
ISBN 7017021614 ISBN13 0080688516123 UPC 080688516123
Availability 0 units.
More About Bryan Duncan
Bryan Duncan is a singer/songwriter living in southern California. When he's not riding his Harley, Jezebel, Bryan spends his free time writing humorous books, often poking fun at his own faith journey. The self-proclaimed attention-deficit author of Hogwash and Dear God Really? says this about his new five-second devotional: "I'm always looking for the nutshells, 'cause they never fall too far from my tree My hope is that you become more aware of God's presence in your everyday life, no matter how hectic that can be."
Reviews - What do customers think about Love Takes Time?
Only Because of What Is NOT on the CD. . . . May 2, 2002
First of all, let me clarify my four-star rating: for what's on the CD, it is a five-star collection--not a bad song in the set (amazingly!!). However, having been a huge Bryan Duncan fan since MERCY and having all of his CDs from before that album, whoever makes the decisions could have included a couple of "older" songs to round it out. I'm not sure which I would have picked to leave off, but I would have come up with something (maybe "Things Are Gonna Change").
Another complaint: if you're going edit out half of "I'll Not Forget You," then don't tarnish the song by including just part of it. It is a great song and deserves to be included in its entirety. I admire their wish to maximize the disc space, but give us the whole song!!
Bonus points for including a couple of compilation songs, too: "A Heart Like Mine" (one of his best songs ever) and "One Voice," along with the marginally obscure "Bryan's Hymn" from QUIET PRAYERS (bonus points for that one!).
Six songs from MERCY (including the remixed "Love Takes Time"), three from SLOW REVIVAL, two from BLUE SKIES, one from THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE.
The two from ANONYMOUS CONFESSIONS were a big bonus, and both are great songs ("Love You With My Life" & "We All Need"). I would have complained if they had not included at least one of these songs. But they missed a couple from earlier albums: "A Child's Love," "Strong Medicine," and "Have Yourself Committed" should definitely be on there, and one could make a case for "Holy Rollin'" and a couple more.
Greatest Hits CDs are so hard to do. They are never going to completely please everybody, but they gave this one a good shot. Maybe they should have just included MERCY as a bonus CD, which would have cleared they way for six other tracks---a few earlier songs and a few more recent ones ("Glad Morning" from THE LAST TIME. . .). Maybe one disc just wasn't enough. . . . He's that good!!!
Totally uplifting! Jan 24, 2001
When I lost my child, I was feeling really alone. The song 'I'll Not Forget You' totally lifted me spirits, and made me realize that I'm not the only one who had experienced a loss. Beautiful lyrics and music. If you have lost a child, this album is definetly for you.
So much soul-it touches my heart Jul 15, 2000
I've been getting into a lot of alternative, r&b, and country artists who sing Christian music lately. I enjoy them all but sometimes forget how much I enjoy good clean Christian pop with slick soulfulness and smooth vocals. That's why I'm so glad I bought this CD. Bryan Duncan's music has really touched my life over the years though I never owned a CD of his till I bought "Love Takes Time". The song 'A Heart Like Mine' made me want to cry the first time I heard it; it is absolutely a beautiful song, and at the time I first heard it I was going through one of those days when I felt unworthy/unloved and then here's Bryan singing about God's amazing love for us no matter what we are like. I was bawling needless to say. 'You Don't Leave Me Lonely' has the same effect; like 'A Heart Like Mine', it is a gorgeous smooth production of a song. When you think about people you love who died or you lost contact with them, the lyrics of 'You Don't Leave Me Lonely' just lifts you up when you feel sad about how much you miss them. Those songs are my two favorite Duncan songs, but every other hit song from his past albums that has been collected here on "Love Takes Time" is wonderful. What makes Duncan's songs so powerful and touching to the heart is that he has a smooth polished voice without any scratchy or raw sound to it, yet it is still a powerful voice without any weakness even so. He combines the voice with the slick smooth soul sound of the music, and it just sounds so beautiful together that I feel like crying thinking about the awesome love of God and the beauty of Duncan's songs. Duncan's music is inspiring and life changing; "Love Takes Time" is definitely worth every penny you spend on it.
Bryan is great -- as always! Feb 18, 2000
I just got this CD and it is so good! I've loved Bryan's voice since he was with Sweet Comfort Band -- it's such a distinctive voice, so smooth and rich. And his lyrics always speak to the deepest part of my heart. It's like I'm listening in to a private conversation between him and God. If you like Bryan Duncan, you'll love this CD!
I couldn't agree with you more, DarkAngel79! Feb 7, 2000
I'm a relatively new fan of Bryan Duncan and with this album I'm FOREVER hooked!