Alberto & Kimberly Rivera - The Father Sings

Published Saturday 19th November 2011
Alberto & Kimberly Rivera - The Father Sings
Alberto & Kimberly Rivera - The Father Sings

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 118569-18555
LABEL: Riversong 689076432986
RELEASE DATE: 2011-09-20
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Simon Eden

If your idea of a church service is based around liturgy and hymns, you may not be familiar with what is going on here. As with most of the recordings from this couple, the tracks on this album are improvised and recorded during services. This is what Delirious? called "taking it wherever it goes" and Soul Survivor calls "spontaneous song". When many church bands just repeat about three chords at the end of a worship track to lead into a time of opening worship, the musicianship here is far more accomplished and complex. The only instrument on the album is the keyboard of Alberto, with the accompaniment of Kimberly's vocals, and this Franklin, Tennessee-based married couple work brilliantly together. With regards to the lyrics, I really don't care what words she is singing even though each track is linked to a passage of Scripture that has been used as a source of inspiration. It is the passionate outpouring of a heart in touch with the Holy Spirit that is important. In these soaking times, it is like the heart of God is touching the musicians, and reaching the heart of the listener, bypassing the mind.

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Product Description

“This album is a keyboard and vocal collection of intimate gatherings or ministry situations where we captured the songs as they came forth spontaneously as we waited on the Lord.

“Some of them are songs sung over individuals that were receiving prayer during ministry time.”

This album is filled with songs about identity as children of God.

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