STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 149807-22053 LABEL: Integrity 0000768564820 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2014-05-05 RRP: £13.00
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
All Sons & Daughters' Leslie Jordan has a voice as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as she glides with tremulous tenderness through these songs of adoration and reflection it becomes clear again why ASAD have risen from the mass of other worship ministries to become CCM best sellers. The opener "You Will Remain" is the duo at their best, a deceptively simple song of faith with little more than a synth wash, a drum machine and Leslie's self-sung harmonies blending perfectly to create its atmosphere of wistful beauty. It's not the only gem here. "Tonight" is haunting as Leslie reflects how she is safe in the arms of her Lord while the country "King Of Glory (You Restore My Soul)", which together with "God With Us" gives David Leonard a rare chance to sing lead, also stay long with the listener. It was also an inspired decision to get the hugely talented Sandra McCracken guesting on "Almighty God". The collection of tracks from three EPs which made up All Sons & Daughters' debut album was marvellous. This is, if anything, better.
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All Sons & Daughters follow their Dove Award-nominated live album with their first all-new full-length studio record, All Sons & Daughters.
This self-titled album is their most mature and innovative work to date, and unfiltered creativity is the common thread throughout the record. All Sons & Daughters have created a masterpiece that is distinctly different - both sonically and lyrically - from their previous releases, all while staying rooted in the organic sounds of worship for which they are known.