Alwyn Wall - The Happy Lambs

Tuesday 1st May 2001
Alwyn Wall - The Happy Lambs
Alwyn Wall - The Happy Lambs

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Independent CRD2000

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Here's one to produce a flush of expectation amongst Jesus Music wrinklies. As older buffs will tell you, Alwyn was half of Malcolm & Alwyn, the Delirious? of their day, and now pastors a Calvary Chapel church in London. This intelligent, lovingly crafted album, a mix of worship and performance songs, demonstrates the Welsh veteran has lost none of his musical ability and with a fine production from another dues-paying veteran Norman Barratt, the whole thing manages to sound as fresh as a morning dip in a mountain stream. My only small gripe is that a couple of tracks go for a defiantly retro, old time boogie feel which kind of distract from the sensitive biblical songwriting and deftly textured accompaniments elsewhere. No matter. This is still a most welcome return from a major musical talent.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don schwingel in Rochester, New York @ 03:13 on Jul 15 2013

Happy Lambs not only exalts the Lord but the music arrangements are great. A breath of fresh air.

Posted by LivPurple in UK @ 17:58 on Nov 29 2007

I love that after all these years, Alwyn is still living his life ministering to God's people. His sermons show his love for Jesus and his congregation glows with God's warm love. You feel it the second you walk in the door of the church! I'm encouraged to know someone I followed at concerts back in my school years remains walking by Jesus' side.

Posted by brian jewkes in dudley uk @ 15:07 on Nov 2 2007

This is good stuff that you cant get no more. Larrys influence all over it,especially at the begimnning. Alwyns Lennon like voice. the mighty Barrett on guitar,giving Clapton a run for his money.Sometimes sounding more like Dire Straights than Dire Straights. For me this is like getting a new Beatles album, the memories come flooding back. Beautiful. Even a cup of tea with a birdsong. WhY oh why is this deleted.

Posted by John Hartley in Nashville @ 03:32 on Feb 12 2006

What a great album from a great man!
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John Hartley

Posted by steve bradley in london @ 22:33 on Aug 30 2005

the best christian record since the prize. well worth the 25 year wait. the music was good but the message was getting better!

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