Ishmael - USA

Tuesday 1st June 1993
Ishmael - USA
Ishmael - USA

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD642
RELEASE DATE: 1993-02-19
RRP: £6.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

You read about it in CR14 and what unexpected news it was! Somehow none of us ever thought that that most intrinsically British of Christendom's institutions, that gravel-voiced bouncing charismatic Ishmael, could ever find a niche in the US of A. But here is Ish doing his rock-praise thing with a bunch of California kids. Sensibly, they recorded the backing tracks in the UK so you've got that raw and rocking rhythm section that can move from heavy metal riffs to Celtic jigs at the flick of Terl Bryant's drumstick. All in all a thoroughly effervescent selection of oldies and newies, my kids' faves being the hard rocking "Lord Help Me" and the nicely silly "I Want To Be A Cowboy For Jesus" though Ish's revival of his oldie "Bartemaeus" doesn't come close to the recent Jonathan Day rendition.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Lets Form A Band Together [Listen]
2. Through The Grass May Wither [Listen]
3. Why Do You Look Here For The Living [Listen]
4. Blessed Is The King [Listen]
5. It's A Pleasure Giving To Jesus [Listen]
6. I Sometimes Feel So Small [Listen]
7. Father God I Wonder [Listen]
8. Lord Help Me [Listen]
9. I Want To Be A Cowboy For Jesus [Listen]
10. My God Shall Supply All My Needs [Listen]
11. A Little Faith [Listen]
12. It's A Wonderful Feeling [Listen]
13. You Came Destroying Death [Listen]

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