I Just Wanted You To Know CD
Works For Our Family
I recently got in my daughterÃ¢ÂÂs car to get the oil changed. She is a recent college graduate and a dental hygienist, i.e. she is a normal twenty something young lady. In the midst of the many assorted items in the vehicle, I found from my collection the Kim Hopper project, Ã¢ÂÂI Just Wanted You to KnowÃ¢ÂÂ. Although, I was not happy to find it off of its place on my shelf, I had to smile that she picked this album to listen to in her car. Why? Because it is one of my favorites and of all my hundreds of CD, she chose this one.
It is shame Canaan Records did not promote this project as it was worthy of so much more attention than it got. Gerald CrabbÃ¢ÂÂs Ã¢ÂÂThe Promised LandÃ¢ÂÂ works for me as does the kickoff cut of Ã¢ÂÂWhen God SingsÃ¢ÂÂ.
Ã¢ÂÂGospel To The WorldÃ¢ÂÂ, a Paula Stefanovich song, is the kind of song that lets Kim be the singer we know she is. The more I hear this tune, the more I like it. The background vocals and orchestration complement the wonderful voice of this young lady.
Kim does Dolly Parton on Ã¢ÂÂWhat Will I WearÃ¢ÂÂ. Maybe not a Ã¢ÂÂCoat of many ColorsÃ¢ÂÂ, but this certainly makes your mind go there. This does makes for a mountain music sound of a well written song from Deborah Bailey.Ã¢ÂÂWell Done Well DoneÃ¢ÂÂ is one of those songs that make you reflect on your own success as one of GodÃ¢ÂÂs children.
My favorite on this album is Ã¢ÂÂThe Woman In My Little GirlÃ¢ÂÂs RoomÃ¢ÂÂ. Sounding like Reba on verse one, Kim interprets this Jerry Sally and Aaron Wilburn song well enough to land it on country radio. Husband Dean Hopper adds his vocals, making this a most significant recording. This one could have crossed over from Canaan to country if the label had been creative in promoting this tune. My daughterÃ¢ÂÂs fav, too!
Sounds like Ã¢ÂÂThe Devil Lost His KeysÃ¢ÂÂ was written for Walt Mills. Just thinking out loud here! Ã¢ÂÂThat Sounds Like Heaven To MeÃ¢ÂÂ, another Paula Stefanovich tune, allows Kim to sing by Ã¢ÂÂletterÃ¢ÂÂ, turn it loose and Ã¢ÂÂlet herÃ¢ÂÂ fly.
Marcia HenryÃ¢ÂÂs Ã¢ÂÂCome Out PlanningÃ¢ÂÂ has the energy I expect to find in an upbeat Kim Hopper song and is getting some attention on radio. Wonderful background singers and KimÃ¢ÂÂs vocals make this one of the best efforts on this album.
The last cut of the ten songs, Ã¢ÂÂI Just Wanted You To KnowÃ¢ÂÂ, was written by well known songwriter, Kyla Rowland. This title cut is full of words that work well to paint the picture of how God works in the life of a believer. I truly find myself knowing beyond the shadow of a doubt Kim knows and loves her Savior today more than ever. Powerful song!
Only the second solo effort from Kim Hopper, one of the industryÃ¢ÂÂs most recognizable and favorite voices, this album is one to secure ASAP as the Canaan label has gone AWOL. Secure it SOON and you wonÃ¢ÂÂt be disappointed.
December 26, 2010
This complete CD is a wonderful blessing.I have been raised on the music by the Hopper family. I plan on buying Kim's other cds.I also purchase her accom. cd "Gospel to the World". This is a perfect Christmas gift for many on my list.
November 9, 2009
The service was fast and just great. Thank you. I have listened to the CD over and over again. I recommend this CD to anyone that wants to be blessed by God.
September 18, 2009
A very good showcase for Kim's awesome voice. Some really beautiful and thought-provoking songs. "Gospel to the World" gives chill-bumps.
May 5, 2009