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by heather van allen LH STAFF REVIEWER

MUSICREVIEWS

FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years Francesca Battistelli has released Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years (November 3, 2017). Spanning a decade, the album features the best of what’s fun, jubilant, heartfelt, honest and worshipful about Francesca’s music rolled into one package. Amongst the 15 tracks are popular hits “Beautiful, Beautiful,” “This Is the Stuff,” “Write Your Story,” “He Knows My Name,” “If We’re Honest” and more. The list also includes two new tracks.

Over these 10 years, Francesca has shown a knack for acknowledging God’s role in all aspects of life, big and small. From the everyday little irritations, to our dreams and goals, to figuring out our identities and where we fit in the world, Francesca’s pop-infused vocals bring God directly into every real-life moment. The faith-filled messages she communicates with her clear lyrics are straightforward and uncomplicated, so listeners can easily relate. Fans of Francesca will enjoy this look back on the best of her first 10 years.

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