Allan Ellingsgaard - Going Home

Published Wednesday 19th September 2007
Allan Ellingsgaard - Going Home
Allan Ellingsgaard - Going Home

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 29129-12931
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Allan grew up in the Faroe Islands and now lives in Northern Ireland. This is a pleasing album of keyboard-driven soft pop songs of devotion to the Living God. I particularly liked "Believe" with Allan's voice rising to an effective falsetto on the chorus and the stark yet powerful phrase "And you threw it all away" making considerable impact as the song builds with help from such session-seasoned accompanists as Mark Edwards and Dan Wheeler. Almost as good is the poignant ballad "Humbled" with its images of the beauty of God's creation while later on the powerful "Special" has lyrics that are. . .er. . .special ("I see you there, drowning in self-pity/But pride has kept you floating in a sea of bitterness"). Also well worth hearing is Allan's take on hymnody. Despite being over-recorded, the hymn "Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing" benefits hugely from a lilting Celtic arrangement. Producers Trevor Michael and Dan Wheeler clearly weren't wasting their time or their considerable talents with this songsmith. 'Going Home' is an album every bit as good as most record company releases and if your tastes reach to gently melodic songs with inspiring lyrics, I reckon you should search out Allan's impressive set of songs.

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Reader Comments

Posted by agnesrae in Alberta, Canada @ 01:55 on Jun 21 2011

I found Allan doing a solo called "Give Me Jesus' on Tribal Trails...I played it again and again because I have known Jesus for 33 years and I was touched by the Holy Spirit as I listened to the truth...may God continue to bless you Allan as you serve Jesus in obedience

Posted by John in Canada @ 02:34 on Nov 19 2007

Without question Allan has music ability, but hearing him in person gives you the sense that he is not just a good musician, but also means what he sings. His music and lyrics are spiritually refreshing.

Posted by Norman in N Ireland @ 15:10 on Sep 21 2007

I have enjoyed Allan’s singing immensely, both live and now on this debut album. His natural musical abilities are unquestionable. It is however, that fact that he sings with feeling and from the heart that gives even greater emphasis to those ‘inspiring lyrics’ spoken of in the review. ‘Going Home’ is well worth the buy. I believe it can be sampled/purchased by following the links on this site to .

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