Sandi Patty - Songs For The Journey

Published Monday 15th December 2008
Sandi Patty - Songs For The Journey
Sandi Patty - Songs For The Journey

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 45405-14684
LABEL: Fair Trade Services 000768436424
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2008-05-31
RRP: £9.99


Reviewed by Robin Thompson

This is Sandy's 30th studio album and in that time she has established herself as a singer with a truly outstanding voice and this CD bears testament to that. However, the songs featured here, representative of her own spiritual journey, are, for me, a mixed affair. The producer David Hamilton seems to like big, some would say OTT, arrangements with opening song, the well known hymn "Praise To The Lord The Almighty", a classic example with a relatively quiet start building to a big crescendo. Not a problem in itself but I found the crescendos too overblown, and it's the same format every time. There are a number of just mediocre tracks too, like the Whitney Houston-styled "Through It All" and the final medley. Thankfully, there are some real gems that show Patti's talents, the jazz/blues style "My Tribute", the even better Southern gospel inspired "For Good" and the duet with her husband, Don Peslis, "Panis Angelicus" which shows Patti's operatic qualities. Overall though, it's a frustrating album with lots of highs and lows and I think Patti's fabulous voice deserves something more consistent.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Praise To The Lord, The Almighty [Listen]
2. Through It All [Listen]
3. Be Thou My Vision [Listen]
4. My Tribute [Listen]
5. Operator [Listen]
6. For Good (w- Sheila Walsh) [Listen]
7. Were It Not For Grace [Listen]
8. Joyful, Joyful [Listen]
9. Panis Angelicus (w- Don Peslis) [Listen]
10. You Call Me Yours [Listen]
11. Savior Medley- Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, 'Tis So Sweet To Trust In [Listen]

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Product Description
For Gospel Music legend Sandi Patty – one of the greatest voices in all of Christian music… or any genre – there’s nothing better than reimagining and reinterpreting the hymns of faith. Definitive, irreplaceable songs that have inspired generations past… these are the songs she was born to sing.
With five Grammy awards, 25 albums, 39 Dove Awards and an induction into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame, Sandi Patty gets back to the music she loves most.

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