Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction (re-issue)

Saturday 1st April 2000
Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction (re-issue)
Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction (re-issue)

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1892-2342
LABEL: Word INCLD010
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £2.50

Reviewed by Tim Walker

Barry McGuire's first career phase, as a leading light of the '60's Californian folk-rock scene, is often better known than the second; after his conversion in 1971, McGuire became one of American CCM's early "stars", and this CD collects together 20 tracks from his lengthy Christian recording career. Few Christian singers have a more recognizable voice than McGuire, and his growling delivery suits songs as diverse as the gentle "Love Is", the infectious "Happy Road" and the surprisingly incisive "Don't Blame God". No recording dates are given on the inlay, although some tracks have distinctively 70's production values, and The 2nd Chapter Of Acts (who got their first big break via Barry) can clearly be heard on backing vocals in places. The material betrays its roots in the 70's Jesus Music movement, and the CD may appeal most to listeners with a background in that field; however this makes a fine introduction to an artist still going strong in the States, albeit now involved as much in the secular music scene as the CCM arena.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.












We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.

NAVIGATION
CONNECT WITH CROSS RHYTHMS
SIGNUP

Connect with Cross Rhythms by signing up to our email mailing list

Press Forward, Now!
Cross Rhythms Media Training Centre
MORE ARTICLES
DISCOGRAPHY
ARTIST PROFILES
Artists & DJs A-Z
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #
Or keyword search

 

PRAYER ROOMS
Intercession Room
Care for other people and shake heaven in our Intercession Room