Garth Hewitt - Journeys With Garth Hewitt: The Holy Land

Saturday 1st June 1996
Garth Hewitt - Journeys With Garth Hewitt: The Holy Land
Garth Hewitt - Journeys With Garth Hewitt:  The Holy Land

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
RELEASE DATE: 1996-02-07
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tony May

Well, it's rootsy stuff really. Nice 'n' raw, earthy and real has always been Garth's style; bit of an innovator in his time was our man. These songs are compiled from various albums covering themes of justice and peace, evidencing insight and compassion. Also, they reflect the writer's observations while journeying through the Holy Land, conversing with a cross section of peacemakers and risk-takers from all kinds of backgrounds. As such, the album challenges to gritty Christianity, providing a slice of roughage to balance out some of the super-slicked-down Christian music around. So what is new, he's always been the same, good to see his staying power. An important album that fills a gap on the scene.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Ten Measures Of Beauty [Listen]
2. I Didn't Speak Up [Listen]
3. Stronger Than The Storm [Listen]
4. The Writing On The Wall [Listen]
5. Where Is The Lord Of Palestine [Listen]
6. Oh Palestine [Listen]
7. Blodd Brothers [Listen]
8. Song For Miriam [Listen]
9. Chain Of Love [Listen]
10. Deep Silence [Listen]

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Product Description
Singer/songwriter and Anglican priest, Garth Hewitt has travelled in The Holy Land for twenty years and, like an old-fashioned troubadour, has written songs that reflect the personal stories of those he has met. This collection is packed with songs that give a voice to the voiceless in that troubled land and, despite the sometimes painful circumstances, the songs are filled with hope and optimism and passion. Motivated by a faith that inspires him to social action, Hewitt has a knack for penning songs that are thoughtprovoking and unforgettable songs like Ten Measures Of Beauty, I Didnít Speak Up and Chain Of Love.

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