STYLE: Blues RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 119402-18525 LABEL: Bella Music 025 FORMAT: CD Album
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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