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Unspoken (2003)

Artist: Jaci Velasquez
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Format: CD
Sku: 60593195
UPC: 080688622329
UPC 14: 00080688622329
Release Date: 3/25/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. You're My God ~ Jaci Velasquez
2. Jesus Is ~ Jaci Velasquez
3. Lost Without You ~ Jaci Velasquez
4. Where I Belong ~ Jaci Velasquez
5. Real Me, The ~ Jaci Velasquez
6. He ~ Jaci Velasquez
7. Glass House ~ Jaci Velasquez
8. Your Friend ~ Jaci Velasquez
9. Something ~ Jaci Velasquez
10. Unspoken ~ Jaci Velasquez
11. I'm Alive ~ Jaci Velasquez
12. Shine ~ Jaci Velasquez
 
Unspoken represents an across-the-board maturation process for Jaci Velasquez who, in addition to taking a lead songwriting role, also produced a cut ("Your Friend"). The end result was a pop record framed by the sounds of today's Top 40 hits.

For Velasquez, the process of writing the bulk of the lyrics and melodies on Unspoken came with its fair share of challenges. Working with writers, most of whom brought no faith perspective, forced her to throw out any Christianese crutches of the past.

"I loved working with these writers because I really had to articulate what faith is and how it applies to our lives," Velasquez says. "So you're pretty much getting it from a normal 20-something's perspective. I'm not a pastor or a poet. I'm just a person who knows what God means to me."

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Jaci Velasquez (vocals); Tom McWilliams (acoustic guitar); Pete Orta (electric guitar); Freddy Pinero, Jr. (electric guitar, programming); Michael Ripoll (Spanish guitar, sitar); David Davidson (violin); John Catchings (cello); Brandon Fraley (keyboards, programming, loops); Tommy Sims (bass, synthesized bass); Javier Carrion (bass); Javier Solis (drums, percussion); Marvin Sims, Scott Savage (drums); Rachel Perry (background vocals).
Muze PNote Producers include: Matthew Gerrard, Tommy Sims, Emilo Estefan, Jr., Tom McWilliams, Freddy Pinero.
Muze PNote Personnel: Freddy Pi¤ero, Jr. (guitar, programming); Michael Ripoll (acoustic guitar, Spanish guitar, sitar); Tommy Sims (acoustic guitar, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, bass synthesizer, mini-Moog synthesizer, bass guitar, loops); Tom McWilliams (acoustic guitar); Pete Orta (electric guitar); David Davidson (violin); John Catchings (cello); Abel Orta (bass guitar, background vocals); Scott Savage, Marvin Sims (drums); Javier Sol¡s (percussion); Bridget Benenate, Rachel Perry (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: David J. Holman.
Muze PNote Recording information: The Lab, Santa Monica, CA; The Parlor, Nashville, TN.
Muze PNote Photographer: Alban Christ.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: Jovaun Woods; Dana Reed; Roz Clark Thompson; Jerard Woods; Melinda Doolittle; Angela Primm; Billy Gaines; Akil Thompson.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Freddy Pi¤ero, Jr.; Tom McWilliams; Tommy Sims.
Muze PNote Though she has been called "the Christian Christina Aguilera" due to her Latin heritage and predilection for slickly produced dance pop, with UNSPOKEN Jaci Velasquez shows once and for all that she is far more than simply a teen idol. First off, Velasquez has been releasing albums since 1996; she left behind the vocal calisthenics long ago, slowly developing into a singer of great maturity, restraint and range. In addition, Velasquez is the primary author of more than half the songs here, which are often quite serious and introspective in tone (making Michelle Branch perhaps a more accurate comparison).
Muze PNote After several albums of less overtly Christian material, the singer uses UNSPOKEN to strongly reaffirm her faith, directing most songs very explicitly to Jesus Christ. Sonically, there's more going on here as well, and the subtle, uncluttered production perfectly matches the earnestness of the material. A watershed moment in Jaci Velasquez's career, this album establishes her as a fine talent who is also an artist of substance.

Engineer: Danny Duncan; Freddy Pi¤ero, Jr.; Bryan Lenox

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/25/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 886223
Music Label Name Label : Word Distribution
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00080688622329

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