John Michael Talbot - Cave Of The Heart

Thursday 1st June 2000
John Michael Talbot - Cave Of The Heart
John Michael Talbot - Cave Of The Heart

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1683-2100
LABEL: Troubadour For The Lord TDD4632
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £10.76

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

For more than 20 years, John Michael Talbot has followed his calling to live as a monk and record music with strongly spiritual and mystic content. Using a meditative acoustic style, years before it became popular, this new album is a feast of inspiring songs and mellow musical textures. Enlisting pals like Michael Card and Phil Keaggy to add their musical talents to the project makes this an even more tantalizing prospect. The almost chant-like choral vocals on songs like "Kyrie" and "Gloria Motet" are hauntingly beautiful whilst the rhythm and vocals captured on "Glory To God" is pure, moving, worship. The quieter "Devotion" has a Celtic lilt whilst the closing gentle musical exhortation 'Walk And Follow Jesus" seems a fitting end to a beautiful album.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Smaller Than Small [Listen]
2. Cave Of The Heart [Listen]
3. The Way Suite [Listen]
4. Kyrie [Listen]
5. Kyrie Motet [Listen]
6. Gloria Motet [Listen]
7. Glory To God [Listen]
8. Devotion [Listen]
9. Philippians Canticle [Listen]
10. Common Fire [Listen]
11. Inflame The Fire [Listen]
12. Walk And Follow Jesus [Listen]

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