Pastor Donald L Alford & The Progressive Radio Choir - Rain On Us

Thursday 1st November 1990
Pastor Donald L Alford & The Progressive Radio Choir - Rain On Us

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Sparrow 1247

Reviewed by George Luke

A live set comprising nine songs all written by the good pastor, this kicks off with the title track, which bemoans churches and preachers who've quit praising and preaching, and goes on to offer encouragement to anyone on the verge of doing likewise. Donald and a few other people take turns to lead the singing. There's nothing here to set this album apart from the mass of choir-based gospel albums in an over-crowded sector of the Christian music market. All the familiar gospel cliches are here: us needing to hear from Him, of Holding on as it will soon be over and of Him being our friend when we're lonely, doctor when we're ill and Lawyer when we're nicked for poll tax evasion, all served up with large doses of call-and-response chorus, Hammond organ and high-speed drumming and handclaps.

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