Karen Lafferty - Bird In A Golden Sky (re-issue)

Published Friday 15th June 2012
Karen Lafferty - Bird In A Golden Sky (re-issue)
Karen Lafferty - Bird In A Golden Sky (re-issue)

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STYLE: Jesus Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 124094-19034
LABEL: Karen Lafferty
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

This is a CD re-issue of Karen's debut album released in 1973 by Maranatha! Music. The sleevenotes give an almost apologetic request to "Listen with your heart to God's truth. The music was from a different era, but God's truth never changes". Yes, these classic Jesus music tracks often sound dated, but they also manage to wear the 'retro' badge effectively. The sound here has a folk tinge with tastefully arranged strings and horns put together by Children Of The Day's Peter Jacobs. The title track is one of Lafferty's best with a soaring melody worthy of Joni Mitchell. Another standout is "Grandma Stout", a tribute to Lafferty's pious grandmother while "The Girl" is a compassionate story song about an adolescent who chases after love but finds partners only interested in sex. As a debut album that is now 38 years old, 'Bird In A Golden Sky' has certainly stood the test of time.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Bird In A Golden Sky [Listen]
2. Grandma Stout [Listen]
3. Testimony [Listen]
4. Garden [Listen]
5. The Girl [Listen]
6. Sweet Summer Rain [Listen]
7. No Time For Jesus [Listen]
8. Bobbi's Song [Listen]
9. Medley- Peaceful Mind-Tears Of Love [Listen]

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