Bryn Haworth - Inside Out

Published Friday 27th April 2012
Bryn Haworth - Inside Out
Bryn Haworth - Inside Out

STYLE: Blues
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 119402-18525
LABEL: Bella Music 025

Reviewed by Ben Lloyd

The main purpose for this compilation is so that the veteran CCM man can give copies away to inmates encountered during Bryn's prison ministry. Drawing as it does from Haworth's 30 year back catalogue, it is a warm showcase of Bryn's smooth but bluesy voice, lyrics which expound spiritual truth without flinching and his absolute mastery of guitar. The album feels like a lazy Sunday afternoon with a smooth, lulling backbeat providing the basis for Haworth's faith-filled lyrics which cover the fundamental basics of Christianity in a simple, no-frills way. The title track uses a disco-country fusion rhythm to describe the process of repentance to salvation and the lasting changes this brought about and is one of the highlights. "How Great Thou Art" is an instrumental interlude, "The Lord Is Good" is strongly reminiscent of Noel Richards' '90s output and "God Is My Strength" successfully mixes reggae rhythms with country-influenced folk. Closing out with "New ID", Haworth reminds his listeners that they, by accepting salvation, receive a brand new identity, that what went before is left behind. 'Inside Out' is a great reminder of what Jesus did for mankind and a brilliant gift not just for inmates but for all fans of top rate guitar work.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Brett in Atlanta Georgia USA @ 00:17 on Apr 28 2012

I have enjoyed Bryn's work since the late 70's. His talent is boundless and his uplifting message will heal the wounded in heart.

Posted by Patricia Whittle in Lancashire @ 16:44 on Apr 27 2012

Great review.
Bryn is well worth listening to. Fantastic singer/songwriter and guitarist.
The Prison Ministry Bryn and his wife Sally have is brilliant and life changing for those they meet.

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