Peter Shurley - Praise Him On The Violin: Amazing Grace

Tuesday 1st April 1997
Peter Shurley - Praise Him On The Violin: Amazing Grace
Peter Shurley - Praise Him On The Violin: Amazing Grace

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Spirit Of Praise SOPD2089
RRP: £2.50

Reviewed by Peter Williams

This album first excited me and felt quite qualified to do so, having a wife and children who are interested in the violin and my only claim to being musically gilled was receiving a record token for Christmas and although I do listen lo classical music. Saying all this I found this a little disappointing not doubting the sincerity of Peter Shurley or his skill and commitment to this album and remembering his comments on the inlay card that tells us. "Recording this selection of sacred hymns was both enjoyable and uplifting. I pray that as blessed as I was to record them so you may be as you listen." This album starts off with a great favourite of mine, "Amazing Grace", and many other classic hymns like "Just As I Am" and "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross" and finishes the last track with Peter's version of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness". Many of the tracks are very moving and inspiring and although the violin is accompanied with a range of other instruments, the violin sometimes seems to sound more electronically doctored rather than the crystal clear sound that only a violin can make. Plus, the overall effect is a little repetitive.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Amazing Grace [Listen]
2. Softly And Tenderly [Listen]
3. Just As I Am [Listen]
4. Jesus Loves Me [Listen]
5. I Will Sing The Wondrous Story [Listen]
6. My Jesus I Love Thee [Listen]
7. His Eye Is On The Sparrow [Listen]
8. I'm So Glad [Listen]
9. When I Survey The Wondrous Cross [Listen]
10. The Saviour Is Waiting [Listen]
11. To God Be The Glory [Listen]
12. Great Is Thy Faithfulness [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Ronald Edward. E in Indonesia @ 15:07 on May 10 2013

I already have it, but it's broken now,, Please I realy want to buy that CD again...

Posted by Arlvin Moyo in South Africa @ 15:11 on Mar 3 2013

I have been looking for "Peter Shurley - Praise Him On The Violin: Amazing Grace" for years. Where can i buy it?

Posted by Cathy in Melbourne Australia @ 05:36 on Dec 15 2009


- do you have the song "Please don't Crucify" anywhere ?

I really want to buy it!

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