Acappella - Hymns For All The Ages

Monday 1st July 2002
Acappella - Hymns For All The Ages
Acappella - Hymns For All The Ages

STYLE: Hymnody
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4754-4810
LABEL: Acappella Company 821277017122
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Paddy Hudspith

As the name suggests, and the liner notes boast, "All sounds (are) vocally or anatomically produced." This four-piece vocal group have been on the US Inspirational scene for 20 years (with different line-ups). Here the group re-arrange some golden oldies from Stateside hymnals, in a follow up collection to 'Hymns For All The World'. In an impressive variety of styles ranging from jazz and Dixieland to R&B and trad gospel, 12 hymns politely come and go with quality and professionalism. Only "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" and "In The Sweet By And By" will be well known to us Brits but titles such as "There Is A Habitation" leave you in no doubt as to what's on offer. I would imagine, however, that this CD will be greatly appreciated by its intended audience, namely traditional North American church-goers seeking a new take on old favourites. All well and good; no complaints from me.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Great Is Thy Faithfulness [Listen]
2. Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary [Listen]
3. The Great Physician [Listen]
4. Pass Me Not [Listen]
5. Sweet Hour Of Prayer [Listen]
6. Victory In Jesus [Listen]
7. In The Cross [Listen]
8. We Praise Thee O God [Listen]
9. There Is A Habitation [Listen]
10. In The Sweet By And By [Listen]
11. Where He Leads Me I Will Follow [Listen]
12. Theres Not A Friend Like The Lowly Jesus [Listen]

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