Karen Peck And New River - Triumph

Monday 7th January 2002
Karen Peck And New River - Triumph
Karen Peck And New River - Triumph

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Spring Hill CMD1020
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

A welcome album from Bill Gaither's Spring Hill label, in that this is a studio recording, without the distractions of the hyper-enthusiastic OTT renta-congregations of the Homecoming Friends series. That having been said, most of the music on offer here is far too sickly-sweetly sentimental for all but the most die-hard Southern gospel buffs. Karen has a good accurate voice, albeit with the obligatory country-style twang, the rest of the group give good vocal support and production is polished and of good technical quality. My pre-release review copy doesn't give any details other than the song titles, but I was pleased to find a couple of tracks that weren't terminally schmaltzy, particularly "Let The Healing Begin", a strong inspirational ballad. Had the whole album contained songs of the quality of that one, I'd have been delighted and would have been thinking of seven or eight squares; sadly, it didn't.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. I Wanna Know How It Feels [Listen]
2. Now That You Know [Listen]
3. Working For My Good [Listen]
4. I Am [Listen]
5. Let The Healing Begin [Listen]
6. Rejoice [Listen]
7. When It's Down To You And Me [Listen]
8. Walk In Triumph [Listen]
9. Tougher Than Nails [Listen]
10. Can You Believe It [Listen]
11. Praying For You [Listen]

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Product Description
Featuring the music of Karen Peck & New River.

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