Devin McGlamery - Love Is A Verb

Published Thursday 3rd October 2013
Devin McGlamery - Love Is A Verb
Devin McGlamery - Love Is A Verb

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 136782-20663
LABEL: Stow Town 643157425113
RELEASE DATE: 2013-05-20
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

I suppose that in every successful music group there are bound to be members dreaming of releasing their own solo album. In the case of this member of Southern gospel stars Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, the achievability has been considerably helped by having a boss who recently started his own record label. Thankfully this fine young singer has avoided the trap of reprising old familiar material, instead going for new songs of depth and meaning. Devin has a rich, resonating voice and there is quality songwriting here on tracks like "Hold On, Help Is On The Way", "As Long As You Walk With Me" and "When He Was On The Cross". My favourite track is "From My Rags To His Riches", co-written by Ernie Haase and producer Wayne Haun, on which bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent add their considerable vocal talents. The only old chestnut is Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "Up Above My Head (I Hear Music In The Air), where Devin has some vocal fun with his old singing partner Russ Taff. The tasteful orchestrated arrangements complement both the quality of Devin's fine singing and the quality of the material, meaning that this is a release that oozes class.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Love Is A Verb [Listen]
2. Hold On, Help Is On The Way [Listen]
3. In The Depths Of The Sea [Listen]
4. From My Rags To His Riches [Listen]
5. I Will [Listen]
6. I Tasted Your Water [Listen]
7. While I Still Can [Listen]
8. As Long As You Will Walk With Me [Listen]
9. Up Above My Head (I Hear Music In The Air) [Listen]
10. Waiting At Home [Listen]
11. When He Was On The Cross [Listen]
12. That's Why [Listen]

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Product Description
Devin McGlamery has the type of soulful distinctive voice which is ideally suited to this eclectic mix of classics such as Hold To Godís Unchanging Hand and When He Was On The Cross as well as fresh original songs.

This album includes a duet with his wife Karen, (Waiting At Home) plus collaborations with Beyond The Ashes and, of course, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound.

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