Larry Norman - American Roots

Monday 1st March 2004
Larry Norman - American Roots
Larry Norman - American Roots

STYLE: Jesus Music
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9282-8998
LABEL: Solid Rock SRD901
FORMAT: CD Album
RRP: £15.99

Reviewed by Dougie Adam

A collection of American folk, gospel and blues songs from the pen of Larry and others and featuring new mixes of songs from ‘Home At Last’, and ‘A Moment In Time’ plus selections from ‘Copper Wires’ plus we get shorter versions of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, and “If I Got My Ticket”. Two previously unreleased recordings of “Jesus On The Mainline” and “Man Of Constant Sorrow” will interest collectors. On the whole the new mixes sound better than the originals and the collection sounds pretty pleasing to the ears and the mix of Norman originals plus covers of the Impressions' “People Get Ready” and the Byrds' “Turn, Turn, Turn” work well. Those who own the original albums most of these are taken from may not be thrilled at another compilation but all in all this continues Solid Rock’s recent knack putting some decent sounding compilations together. Newer fans not familiar with the majority of these tracks may want to investigate.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Rubie [Listen]
2. Down The Line [Listen]
3. Jesus On The Mainline [Listen]
4. Country Church [Listen]
5. Leave It Up To God To Handle [Listen]
6. Swing Low Sweet Chariot [Listen]
7. Lord, If I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride [Listen]
8. Turn, Turn, Turn [Listen]
9. Put Your Life In Jesus Nailed Scarred Hands [Listen]
10. Man Of Constant Sorrow [Listen]
11. We Three Together [Listen]
12. People Get Ready [Listen]
13. When He Returns [Listen]
14. Right Here In America [Listen]

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