Credo - Credo: The Rock Opera Of The Greatest Story

Thursday 1st February 2001
Credo - Credo: The Rock Opera Of The Greatest Story
Credo - Credo: The Rock Opera Of The Greatest Story

STYLE: Choral
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: 21st Century ARACD101
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Alright then, the award for the strangest and most beautiful thing I have had to review for CR61 goes to Credo! Let me explain! For two years producer Roberto Danova has made recordings of a variety of choirs in Europe and Israel performing chants and choral pieces that depict the life of Christ. Here they are gathered together with sumptuous backing from The Northern Light Symphony Orchestra to create a rock opera like no other - choral music built on the rock of Christ. Haunting and inspiring, breathlessly beautiful and truly spiritual, these pieces float from the speakers. The album mixes classical pieces like "Revelations" and "The Nativity" with "River Of Tears" which features a stunning female vocal performing an Armenian hymn. Listen, I know it probably sounds a bit freaky but this is incredible music! "Spirits Awakening" features former Ian Gillan guitarist Steve Morris with the amazing Danilovsky Choir and the result is as wonderful and weird as you might imagine! The whole thing finishes with the ultimate rock'n'roll gospel workout "Jesus Is The Rock" thumping away! Looking for something different? Leftfield and yet a stupendous musical achievement, Credo is a musical and spiritual journey through the life of Christ which is original and rewarding.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. The Annunciation (Ave Maria) [Listen]
2. The Nativity [Listen]
3. Luke's Word [Listen]
4. Bitter Chalice [Listen]
5. The Resurrection [Listen]
6. The Illuminator [Listen]
7. River Of Tears [Listen]
8. Emmanuel Calling [Listen]
9. Spirits Awakening [Listen]
10. Revelations [Listen]
11. Soul Searching [Listen]
12. The Lord's Prayer [Listen]
13. The Man Who Saved The World [Listen]
14. The Land I Love [Listen]
15. Hallelujah Freedom [Listen]
16. Jesus Is The Rock [Listen]
17. Bells Of Destiny [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Peter Twaites in Ashford Middlesex England @ 20:12 on Aug 17 2006

We have this CD although I'm not impressed by a couple of the tracks my favourites are: Spirits Awakening & The Land I Love. The Man Who Saved The World and Hallelujah Freedom are OK but not as moving. Spirits Awakening is haunting and inspiring and my fovourite I would buy the CD just for this track. PPT

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