STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 127945-19660 LABEL: Sparrow 5099960227522 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-09-24 RRP: £4.00
Reviewed by Tim Holden
'Number Ones' is Sparrow Records compilation release of 12 top selling tracks covering four different albums from the earlier period of Avalon's long career as one of the best pop/vocal groups in Christian music in the USA. With "New Day" and "Everything To Me" from 'Testify To Love', itself a compilation of earlier material, "Can't Live A Day", "Always Have, Always Will" and "In Not Of" from 'In A Different Light', "Testify To Love", "Adonai" and "Reason Enough" from 'A Maze Of Grace' and finally "I Don't Want To Go", "Undeniably You", "The Glory" and "Come And Fill My Heart" from 'Oxygen' there is plenty of material here. The trademark flowing vocals and harmonies over a solid pop melody is audible everywhere and not surprisingly there are no weak songs here. A good introduction if you have not heard any Avalon before but the diehards will already have everything on offer here.
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Over the course of their career, Avalon has established themselves as the premier vocal group in Christian Music having multiple Gold records, many Dove Awards, and countless tours across the country all with the purpose to bring the Gospel message and see lives changed. Along the way, their songs have climbed to the top of the radio charts and still receive airplay today. Avalon's #1s collection features 12 of their chart topping songs, including Testify To Love, Can't Live A Day, and Everything To Me.