Charles Timberlake and John Daniels - If You Lead Me

Wednesday 1st December 2004
Charles Timberlake and John Daniels - If You Lead Me
Charles Timberlake and John Daniels - If You Lead Me

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11158-10102
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
RRP: £12.00

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

Amidst the plethora of quiet, "inspirational" Christian music CD's that hit the racks these days, you'd think it'd be impossible to find something that stands out - especially when it's a fully instrumental set. 'If You Lead Me' is a collection of gentle and soulful piano melodies played by Timberlake and delightfully complemented with delicate orchestral arrangements from Daniels - all leading to a full, yet tender soundscape. Most tunes are extremely well-known - "Be Still", "Abba Father", "There Is A Redeemer", etc - yet there's something rather pleasing about their familiarity. These are interspersed with four original, wordless tunes composed by Charles, all of which fit in neatly with the rest. It's got to be something to do with the deep sensitivity with which the duo meticulously treat the tunes - as if each were their very own - that result in the most relaxing and spiritually inspirational listen. I can't say I'm convinced by the cover-art - however well done. But the music goes deep and genuinely restores the soul. I love it.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. I Worship You [Listen]
2. Spirit Song [Listen]
3. As You Look Around This World [Listen]
4. Abba Father [Listen]
5. As The Deer [Listen]
6. The Shepard's Hall [Listen]
7. Be Still [Listen]
8. Give Thanks [Listen]
9. All Heaven Declares [Listen]
10. Let Your Glory Fall [Listen]
11. If You Lead Me [Listen]
12. I, The Lord Of The Sea And Sky [Listen]
13. Father, We Love You [Listen]
14. There Is A Redeemer [Listen]
15. Let Me Be Yours [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Audrey Hindley in Littlehampton,West Sussex @ 19:25 on Aug 1 2005

This CD is one of our favourite collections of gentle Praise music, giving a time of quietness and inspiration in our times of prayer. Thank you for it!



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