Restore: Aaron & Amanda Crabb

aacrabbGRADE:  B

  • Album – Restore
  • Artist – Aaron & Amanda Crabb
  • Label – Difference Media Group
  • Style – Modern Country
  • Release Date – 08/26/16
  • Available For Digital Download? – Yes (Apple Music)

SYNOPSIS:

Today we take a look at the latest album from Aaron & Amanda Crabb; Restore.  The album hit retail on August 26th, 2016.

Aaron & Amanda Crabb release their fourth mainline release with Restore and their second with Difference Media Group.

The husband/wife duo continue their modern country sound with some praise/worship; a sound that has been a mainstay since the duo’s origination.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • I will highlight the best songs from each vocalist in this review.  Lets start with Amanda.
  • The stand out track on Restore has Amanda take the first verse and Aaron the second; “Restore Me”.  Amanda penned this power house song that should be considered for Southern Gospel radio.
  • Amanda is featured on the album’s opening track, “Time Flies”.  This mainstream country-style tune could do well on mainstream country radio.  Enjoy every moment in life because it moves along too quickly.
  • Amanda and daughter Eva penned another Amanda feature, “Kingdom Come”.  Another mid-tempo modern country-style song that fits the album’s theme.
  • Aaron’s strongest feature is the eight minute, “Your Blood”.  This praise/worship standard is given a nice modern country treatment to make for an enjoyable listen.
  • Aaron is featured on the modern country, “The Water”.  First verse talks of playing in the water as a kid to the second verse covering the surrendering to the water of baptism.
  • Another must listen is the Aaron feature, “Mercy On Me”.
  • Strongest songs included in order:  “Restore Me”, “Your Blood”, “The Water”, “Miracle”, “Mercy On Me”, “Time Flies”, “Kingdom Come” and “Back Together”.
CRITIQUE:
  • Aaron & Amanda Crabb gave listeners 50 minutes of music on Restore.  That is a tough feat when attention spans are so short.
  • The group decides to record another version of the Dottie Rambo classic, “He Looked Beyond My Fault”.  Not needed.
  • Weakest songs included in order:  “He Looked Beyond My Fault” and “I’ve Seen What He Can Do”.

WRAP UP:

Aaron Crabb carries on the Crabb Family tradition with wife Amanda.  Restore is the most enjoyable listen of the duo’s discography thus far.

SONG/Featured Vocalist – Songwriter:  1. “Time Flies”/Amanda – Jason Cox, Belinda Smith, Kenna Turner West  2. “The Water“/Aaron – T Brad Crisler, Doug Stokes  3. “Two Coats“/Aaron – Emory Gordy, Patty Loveless, Ralph Stanley  4. “Restore Me”/Amanda; Aaron – Amanda Crabb  5. “Washed Away”/Aaron – Aaron Crabb, Amanda Crabb, Sue C Smith  6. “Your Blood”/Aaron – CJ England  7. “I’ve Seen What He Can Do”/Aaron – Lee Black, Sue C Smith, Kenna Turner West  8. “Kingdom Come“/Amanda – Amanda Crabb, Eva Crabb  9. “Back Together”/Aaron – Joseph Habedank, Don Poythress, Kenna Turner West  10. “Mercy On Me”/Aaron – Michael Farren, Joseph Habedank, Kenna Turner West  11. “He Looked Beyond My Fault”/Aaron – Dottie Rambo  12. “I’ve Got The Victory”/Amanda – Marcia Henry, Kenna Turner West, Tony Wood  13. “Miracle”/Aaron – Aaron Crabb, Amanda Crabb

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