Danny Daniels - Acoustic Worship With Danny Daniels: Glory

Monday 1st June 1998
Danny Daniels - Acoustic Worship With Danny Daniels: Glory
Danny Daniels - Acoustic Worship With Danny Daniels: Glory

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Vineyard Music 1292522

Reviewed by Mark Goodge

Generally. I like Vineyard music, but this one didn't quite click initially. Marketed as a "small group" recording, intended to capture the atmosphere of a house group setting, it doesn't really work. But forget about the small group concept, concentrate on the acoustic, unplugged side of things, and it changes. The first track. "Glory", is a pretty standard rehash of the old Vineyard favourite - and this one does actually sound a bit like a typical house group, with the strummed guitar and slightly over eager singers - but once the album moves into the slower, more meditative material, the piano becomes more prominent and Danny plucks, rather than strums, the guitar then it takes on a different quality. Some of the tracks - notably David Ruis's "His Love" - really respond to this treatment and if the whole album was like this then it would have been almost perfect. But it isn't, and there lies the rub. Apart from the up tempo tracks. the other main failing is the over use of the backing singers. The short interludes where Danny Daniels sings alone stand out from the otherwise rather sugary production.

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