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Love & War

Love & War

UPC: 080688786120

Format: CD

Release Date: Nov 30, 2009

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Personnel: Rebecca Barlow (vocals, guitar); Alyssa Barlow (vocals, keyboards); Lauren Barlow (vocals, drums); Otto Price (guitar, synthesizer, programming); John Painter (electric guitar, woodwinds, horns); Otto Price III, Barry Graul (electric guitar); David Davidson , David Angell (violin); Kristin Wilkinson (viola); John Catchings (cello); David Das (programming).
Audio Mixer: Ainslie Grosser .
Recording information: The Sound Labs, Brentwood, TN.
Director: Paul T. Kwami.
Over the course of several hit albums, Christian girl group Barlowgirl established itself as a successful crossover act by mastering a variety of secular pop and rock styles and matching them to inspirational (but not always explicitly religious) lyrics. Often sounding like a radio-ready mix of Avril Lavigne, Evanescence, and Vanessa Carlton, the trio appealed to an unusually wide variety of music fans. LOVE & WAR finds the Illinois-based trio expanding its sound even further, incorporating influences of heavy rock and dance music. The opening track "Come Alive" is driven by a straight-up disco beat, a driving bass line, and Killers-esque edgy guitars, while "Time For You To Go" finds the singers' smooth vocal harmonies and biting anti-mass media social commentary backed by a nu-metal-ish funky beat and thrashy drumming. "Hello Sunshine" is a horse of a different, bright, color, its jaunty piano, joyful melody, fuzzy lead guitar, and Bach trumpet blasts clearly influenced by Paul McCartney-authored songs from the Beatles' WHITE ALBUM era. A diverse, engaging exercise in several different subgenres of Christian music, LOVE & WAR appeals to both the CCM heart and the pop sweet tooth.


1 - Come Alive
2 - Open Heavens
3 - Beautiful Ending
4 - Stay with Me
5 - Our Worlds Collide
6 - Love Is Marching
7 - Running Out of Time
8 - Time for You to Go
9 - Sing Me a Love Song
10 - Tears Fall
11 - Hello Sunshine