Matthew Ward - My Redeemer

Monday 1st February 1999
Matthew Ward - My Redeemer
Matthew Ward - My Redeemer

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD2186
RELEASE DATE: 1999-11-19
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

  It is now 27 years since 2nd Chapter Of Acts were unleashed on an unsuspecting world.  Ten years since they stopped touring, and umpteen years since Matthew Ward produced an album that really did him justice; in fact, truth to tell, I don’t think he ever has.  How much he relied on his sisters’ vocal and songwriting talents, only he can tell us; some of his songs appear on this, so do some of Annie’s, but others contributing material include Viola Grafstrom (“Our Master”, Graham Kendrick (“All I Once Held Dear” aka “Knowing You”), and Melody Green (“There Is A Redeemer”), and the tone is unremittingly inspirational.  In fact, only one song out of the 10 would rate as medium tempo; the rest are given the lush orchestration treatment, and whilst this makes for good Hospital Radio material, others would find it rather soporific.  Good production and classy arrangements do not always make for a top-rate album; this is good, but not that good.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Karina Guidi in Cape Coral FL @ 03:33 on Sep 18 2010

Please urgent I would love to have music from Matthew Ward. He ministers to me, very anointed...
Thank you

Posted by Brenda R Crnkovich in thayne Wyoming @ 22:53 on Sep 14 2006

I love this album. Mathew has done a great job giving Glory to our God. I saw Mathew in Jackson Wyoming and loved hearing his testamony. what God has done and is doing in his life is amazing. God Bless you Mathew!!!

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