Anthony Burger - Best Loved Melodies

Published Monday 30th May 2011
Anthony Burger - Best Loved Melodies
Anthony Burger - Best Loved Melodies

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 96125-17394
LABEL: Spring Hill CMD1202
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2010-10-12
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Stephen Luff

Since his death in 2006, Burger has left a legacy of Christian piano albums which have found much favour with the Gaither's Homecoming Friends fans. This compilation contains recordings that have not been made available before. The keyboard maestro's rendition of Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life" is classic Burger, beautiful playing inspiring the listener to focus on God. The Irish hymn "Morning Has Broken" is another beautifully played piece. However, listening to the album as a whole, you get the impression that a number of the recordings here were not intended for release originally. The opening track for example, "Snowbird" (made famous by Anne Murray in the '70s), sounds uncomfortably more like Russ Conway than Anthony Burger while his take on "Green, Green Grass Of Home" sounds a little out of place amongst the majority of 'inspirational' tracks. Frankly, if you are looking for an introduction to this talented pianist, look at the numerous discs already available. For Burger completists only.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Sample Track Listing:
1. Snowbird [Listen]
2. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life [Listen]
3. Born Free [Listen]
4. Green, Green Grass Of Home [Listen]
5. The Impossible Dream [Listen]
6. Joyful Joyful [Listen]
7. You Light Up My Life [Listen]
8. Exodus [Listen]
9. Morning Has Broken [Listen]
10. Autumn Leaves [Listen]
11. We Shall Behold Him [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

Product Description
Just when you thought you’d heard musician extraordinaire Anthony Burger play your favourite songs, 'Best Loved Melodies' hits the shelves. Whether you’re out for a Sunday afternoon drive, relaxing at home over the weekend or taking a walk after dinner, these American classics are now available to enjoy, performed with the masterful brush of the keys from one of the most awarded piano players in Southern Gospel music.
Uplifting and relaxing, it’s songs you’ve known and loved for years played by a musician whose impact and legacy continue far beyond his lifetime.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.












We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.