Diamond (Jaci Velasquez album)

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Diamond
Studio album by Jaci Velasquez
Released February 7, 2012 [1]
Recorded 2010–2011[2]
Genre Adult contemporary, CCM, pop, rock, soul, jazz
Length 41:06
Label Inpop
Producer Craig Swift, Chris Bevins
Jaci Velasquez chronology
Love Out Loud
(2008)
Diamond
(2012)
Singles from Diamond
  1. "Give Them Jesus"
    Released: October 2011[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3/5 stars[5]

Diamond is Jaci Velasquez's seventh studio album, released in 2012 on Inpop Records. The producers of this album are Craig Swift and Chris Bevins, who are both in the band Salvador, along with Jaci's husband, Nic Gonzalez.[6]

Reception[edit]

Diamond received mixed reviews. Allmusic notes that "the result (of the mixed genres of this album) is a somewhat jarring experience...In that respect, Diamond feels a little too self-conscious, too concerned about what the commercial prospects of the album would be rather than making a bold artistic statement".[4] Roger Gelwicks of Jesus Freak Hideout.com says that "Diamond doesn't feel very surprising in its execution, although this is probably the most radio-friendly Velasquez has ever been...songs with innovation and vibrancy just aren't to be found here".[5] Both Allmusic and Jesus Freak Hideout gave this album 3 out of 5 stars.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Diamond"   Tony Wood, Chad Cates and Jaci Velasquez 3:42
2. "Give Them Jesus"   Jason Barton, Ronnie Freeman, Christopher Lockwood, Barry Weeks 3:26
3. "The Sound of Your Voice"   Cates, Michael Farren, Weeks 3:50
4. "Stay"   Tony Lucido, Aaron Rice, John Glover, Velasquez 3:06
5. "Fall for You"   Glover, Anthony Lucido, Velasquez 3:31
6. "Con El Viento A Mi Favor"   Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Velasquez 4:39
7. "Tell Me Again"   Scott Davis, A. Lucido, Velasquez 3:37
8. "Girl"   Glover, A. Lucido, Rice, Velasquez 3:24
9. "Trust In You"   Craig Swift, Chris Bevins, T. Lucido, Davis, Velasquez 3:17
10. "Guilt"   Bevins, Swift, Carl Cartee, Velasquez 3:54
11. "Good Morning Sunshine"   Jill Paquette, William Davis, Velasquez 4:40

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[7] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diamond by Jaci Velasquez". Newreleasetuesday.com. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jaci Velasquez Interview". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jaci Velasquez's first single "Give Them Jesus" explodes at Christian radio with over 30 adds". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Diamond Review AllMusic.com
  5. ^ a b c Jaci Velasquez – Diamond Jesusfreakhideout.com
  6. ^ "Jaci Velasquez". Newreleasetuesday.com. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jaci Velasquez Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Christian Albums for Jaci Velasquez. Prometheus Global Media.

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