Conversations (Sara Groves album)

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Conversations
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 20, 2001 (2001-03-20)
GenreContemporary Christian music, Christian AC, acoustic, folk
Length58:34
LabelINO
ProducerNate Sabin
Sara Groves chronology
Past the Wishing
(1998)
Conversations
(2001)
All Right Here
(2002)

Conversations is the first studio album and second album overall from Christian singer-songwriter Sara Groves, and was released on March 20, 2001, by INO Records. The producer on the album is Nate Sabin.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
CCM Magazineunrated[2]
Christianity Todayunrated[3]
Cross Rhythms9/10 squares[4]
New Release Tuesday4.5/5 stars[5]

At Christianity Today, Russ Breimeier gave an unrated review, calling this a "truly outstanding album."[3] Sue Rann of Cross Rhythms rated the album nine out of ten squares, proclaiming this to be "Great stuff from a transparently gifted American singer/songwriter hearteningly offering musical and lyrical intelligence in a scene heavy with disposable Nashville pop."[4] At CCM Magazine, Michele Howe gave an unrated review, affirming that "Conversations is a rare find for those who seek, yes, thirst for honest answers to life's difficult questions", and noting how "Listeners will happily surrender to Sara Groves' soulful, rich vocals, which declare with stumbling humility our ongoing search for God."[2] Kevin Davis of New Release Tuesday rated the album four-and-a-half stars, exclaiming that this is a "perfect debut album with standout songs".[5] However, Allmusic's Ashleigh Kittle rated the album just two-and-a-half stars in the only mixed review and rating on the project.

Commercial performance[edit]

For the Billboard charting week of April 7, 2001, Converstations ranked at No. 35 for the best-selling albums in the Christian music market via the Christian Albums position.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Conversations"Sara Groves4:16
2."The Word"Groves4:09
3."Painting Pictures of Egypt"Groves4:26
4."Hello Lord"Groves4:19
5."Generations"Groves4:04
6."This Journey Is My Own"Groves5:48
7."How It Is Between Us"Groves4:36
8."What Do I Know"Groves4:49
9."Cave of Adullum"Groves4:49
10."Know My Heart"Groves4:57
11."Going Home"Groves4:39
12."He's Always Been Faithful"Groves3:46
13."Tent in the Center of Town"Groves3:56
Total length:58:34

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[6] 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kittle, Ashleigh (March 20, 2001). "Conversations - Sara Groves". Allmusic. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Howe, Michele (April 1, 2001). "In Review: Sara Groves: Conversations (INO)" (PDF). CCM Magazine. Salem Publishing. p. 55. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Breimeier, Russ (March 20, 2001). "Sara Groves: Conversations". Christianity Today. Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Rann, Sue (July 1, 2001). "Review: Conversations - Sara Groves". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Davis, Kevin (December 10, 2007). "Amazing Debut Album". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "Sara Groves Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2014.