Francesca Battistelli - Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years (2017)

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Francesca Battistelli - Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years (2017)

Francesca Battistelli - Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 15 | 52:53 min | 121 Mb
Style: Pop | Label: Fervent Records

In a decade of recording, Francesca Battistelli has taken home GRAMMY® Awards, No. 1 singles, and plenty of Top 10 hits—but more importantly, she’s created a body of work that resonates with listeners across the world, offering thoughtful and encouraging lyrics set to deft, addictive pop. This 15-track anthology—which includes all her big hits, plus two new recordings—is proof enough of her gifts as a writer and performer, whether in the playful melody of “This Is the Stuff”—its whimsy concealing deep lyrics about God’s sovereignty—or in sweeping piano ballads like “Beautiful, Beautiful.”

Dove Award and Grammy Award winning Christian pop songstress Francesca Battistelli began her music career at a young age. When she was six years old, the New York City native attended a Broadway performance of The Secret Garden and walked away with her sights set on the stage. Both of Battistelli's parents were experienced theater performers, so her decision came as a surprise to no one. Acting classes and dance lessons helped her form a solid work ethic, and by the age of 15, Battistelli had earned a spot in the Orlando-based teen pop group Bella. After the group disbanded, she attended a youth ministry and began shifting her focus toward Christian pop music. The future Dove Award nominee began learning how to play guitar, too, which helped her write her own songs.

Battistelli released an independent album, Just a Breath, in 2004. An EP titled I'm Letting Go followed in early 2008, marking her first release for the contemporary Christian label Fervent Records. Later that year, the label also released her full-length debut, My Paper Heart, which cracked the Billboard Top 40 and produced several hits on Christian radio. Her next album, 2011's Hundred More Years, garnered even more success, debuting at number 16 on the Billboard charts. ~ Todd Sterling


01. I'm Letting Go
02. Free to Be Me
03. It's Your Life
04. Beautiful, Beautiful
05. You're Here
06. This Is the Stuff
07. Angel by Your Side
08. Strangely Dim
09. Write Your Story
10. He Knows My Name
11. Holy Spirit
12. If We're Honest
13. Giants Fall
14. There's No Other Name
15. Messiah