John Michael Talbot - Pathways To Solitude

Wednesday 1st December 1999
John Michael Talbot - Pathways To Solitude
John Michael Talbot - Pathways To Solitude

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1038-1451
LABEL: Troubadour For The Lord 8346262
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £15.31

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The deluge of Talbot releases over the last few years either shows there is a huge market for Catholic meditative music, or, more likely, its another example of record company overkill. In the review of another album in this series 'Pathways To Wisdom' (CR45) the reviewer commented it was "hard to distinguish the character of each track much less explain the choice of titles" and nothing has changed here. 'Pathways To Solitude' features John Michael Talbot's acoustic, a lush cushion of strings and woodwind and songs with titles like "Mirror", "Monos" and "Exiles", which are all slow. You only hear odd bits of vocals - neo-Gregorian chant with chorus singing (presumably) Latin in a blur of reverb. Phil Perkins arrangements are restful and rich, if at times over elaborate but this really is an album more to aid meditative experience than to listen to per se.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Sample Track Listing:
1. Laudare [Listen]
2. Mirror [Listen]
3. Monos [Listen]
4. Exiles [Listen]
5. Passages [Listen]
6. Prayer [Listen]
7. Promise [Listen]
8. Canticles [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.












We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.

NAVIGATION
CONNECT WITH CROSS RHYTHMS
SIGNUP

Connect with Cross Rhythms by signing up to our email mailing list

It's All About Lives
Cross Rhythms Media Training Centre
MORE ARTICLES
DISCOGRAPHY
ARTIST PROFILES
Artists & DJs A-Z
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #
Or keyword search

 

PRAYER ROOMS
Dedication Room
Live on the edge and shout what you believe in our Dedication Room