Rob Halligan - Wild Horses

Published Tuesday 7th March 2017
Rob Halligan - Wild Horses
Rob Halligan - Wild Horses

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 164142-25006
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1


Reviewed by Ian Whitwood

One of UK Christian music's most experienced singer/songwriters, the Coventry-based Halligan here offers a stimulating and thought-provoking set with more than a bit of Americana about it. "Caught Up" begins philosophically, "Sometimes there are no easy answers/Sometimes the questions feel/Like canyons in my mind." "I Ain't Dead Yet" and the title track are more autobiographical. "Hosanna" describes key moments in the Gospel narrative, "No castle walls or palace halls/Just starlight shining down" and "As he rode in they hailed their King/And sang as he passed by" with the song reaching a crescendo as the choir sings the chorus, "Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna again" with passion making this a truly standout track. On the song "The Boots I Never Wore" Rob sings, "Lead me down the road you had to take/When they took your freedom away," reflecting his social conscience and empathy for the Syrian refugees and the Global Care charity. The final track, "This Is Our God" underlines and establishes Rob's gospel credentials, "This is our God who loved the world so much/ He sent His only son." A well balanced album showcasing Rob's singing and songwriting talents skilfully produced by the always consistent Graeme Duffin.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Aidan in Northampton @ 15:34 on Mar 7 2017

You can get the album on the artist's website at robhalligan.co.uk/main/rob-halligan-online-shop



Posted by Mr Dennis gates in Durham City @ 18:21 on Feb 16 2017

Hi, See money off this will be Going or partly going through Global Care to help charity, As a Worker twice for Globa care , and a while been sending Monthly money for Uganda, for Soroti, Were I have worked before, plus another area, My heart is partly left in Uganda, I have twice been over in a building party.
The record is a great idea, were could I buy one please. How much with postage, or can I down load it, then give Donation to Global care, How is the record being pushed please.

Yours

Mr Dennis Gates

Checking with Girls on Phone in Coventry Office will let you know they know me, One very well.


Reply by Rob Halligan in Coventry @ 15:24 on Mar 7 2017

Hi - You can buy the CD online at http://robhalligan.co.uk/main/wild-horses-get-the-music/
Hope that helps and many thanks.
God Bless

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