STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 24174-26253 LABEL: Word WSTCD9713 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Phil Thomson
In Holland recently, I met Nancy Waggoner. She described the Continentals as 'a college on the road.' She should know. She's PA to Cam Florida, and Cam Florida, their MD and producer of this album, "is" The Continental Singers. For decades, his brand of easy-listening, evangelistic choir tour has reached the parts that other Christian music doesn't reach. And on both sides of the Atlantic. 'Hold Up The Light', out of the American Continentals stable, is faithful to the formula, displaying all the vitality and dedication of musically-minded missioners, yet tastefully arranged to avoid the excesses normally associated with much choir packaging. This absence of indulgence should fall well on the European ear. The lyrics are up front, the singing, rich and harmonious. It is a fine showcase of their undoubted professionalism and style. Furthermore, their relative anonymity and longevity are refreshingly at variance with a world of short-lived Christian 'stars'.
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