Tim Jenks - Realms Of Glory

Published Wednesday 23rd May 2012
Tim Jenks - Realms Of Glory
Tim Jenks - Realms Of Glory

STYLE: Rock
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 121366-18865
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £10.00

Reviewed by Tim Holden

Wolverhampton veteran Jenks has been bashing out rock music for more years than either of us would care to remember but it does mean that he really has the hang of it and it shows in this collection of four original and six "classic" Christmas songs. The opening instrumental, "In The Bleak Midwinter", with its lead line picked out over a swirling synth backing, leads straight into rousing "O Come O Come Emmanuel". There then follows four original songs covering a variety of styles - including some Dire Straits and Led Zeppelin - before heading back into classic territory with an almost rock and roll "Ding Dong Merrily On High". The album closed with three straight rock versions of "While Shepherds Watched", "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "Angels From The Realms Of Glory". Tim's vocals are confident, as is his songwriting on the original numbers, and the production is crisp and organic. It sounds like it was great fun to make and is definitely fun to listen to and makes a wonderful alternative to the traditional choir renditions of these carols.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. In The Bleak Midwinter [Listen]
2. O Come O Come Emmanuel [Listen]
3. The First Time [Listen]
4. Blazing [Listen]
5. One Star Shining [Listen]
6. Sing Glory Glory [Listen]
7. Ding Dong Merrily On High [Listen]
8. While Shepherds Watched [Listen]
9. O Come All Ye Faithful [Listen]
10. Angels From The Realms Of Glory [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by david james in low hill wolverhampton @ 20:21 on Jan 20 2014

saw you at t judes church in December I came with encounter the concert was great



Posted by Lynne Jones in Wolverhampton @ 17:05 on Jul 16 2013

Tim has now changed his website address. Please find his contact details at www.timjenks.co.uk



Posted by Tim Jenks in Wolverhampton @ 12:16 on May 24 2012

The album is available directly from TJ Music..details on Tim's website www.timjenksband.com



Posted by Peter & Maddy in wolverhampton @ 10:13 on Dec 19 2011

Hear the Tim Jenks Band at our local church in Bushbury Wolverhampton when they played a 'rock carol concert' - they were great.



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