STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 117305-18451 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD6127 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2011-08-09
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Reviewed by Dave Brassington
This is an album you will either love or hate. Children's music is at best an acquired taste, however I admit that this has appeal for me as I am old enough to remember some of these songs the first time round when my daughter enjoyed many of these tracks when she was very young! Let me state now that these are all brand new recordings with the Gaither Vocal Band's current line up, however it still evokes memories of taking such music round to the church to play as background music in Junior Church and Sunday school parties! I think the album is a good idea as some of these songs such as "Jesus, I Heard You Had A Big House" and my favourite from years ago "Only A Boy Named David" have not lost their appeal. How could anybody resist such lively versions as "Jesus Hold My Hand" and "God Loves To Talk To Little Boys When They're Fishing"?. There is also a very strong version of "Jesus Loves Me". Some folk may not like some of the children's voices that join in on some of these tracks. If you want a good lively album of children's music, I would recommend it, but the many fans of the Gaithers may want to listen to this before purchase.
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Positive, faith-building music has a powerful way of taking root in a child’s mind, and I Am A Promise features a stellar collection of the most-loved Gaither-penned children’s songs sung as only the Gaither Vocal Band can sing them.
This collection of children’s classics is packed with memorable melodies and solid truths for kids ages 1 to 101, and features the voices of Gaither Vocal Band all-stars Michael English, Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, Mark Lowry and David Phelps, joined by some of our favourite kids!
Children and parents have loved these enduring favourites for generations, so keep them playing often and soon a new generation will be singing along!