Don Moen - Rivers Of Joy

Thursday 1st February 1996
Don Moen - Rivers Of Joy
Don Moen - Rivers Of Joy

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Hosanna! Music 02402
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

An album on the theme of the joy of the Lord, recorded live at Focus On The Family in Colorado Springs. Don's great strength is his deft way with gentle, worshipful ballads like the beautiful opener "We Give You Glory" with Justo Almario's sax hauntingly weaving around the tender melody. Unfortunately, Don's soft voice is less suited to an upbeat black gospelesque romp so a tune like "Glorious God", which Ron Kenoly would have taken to the rooftops, sounds limp despite all the sterling rhythm section work of Maxwell, Laboriel etc. But as I said, Don is a master of worshipful ballads and for a change of pace there's a bit of knee slapping hoedown from a special guest, country's superlative singer/songwriter Paul Overstreet. If you were blessed by Don's previous albums this one too will warm your heart.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Daniel Duran in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico @ 15:15 on Sep 4 2018

Please tell me how can I get this con dvd

Posted by Blaine Bowman in South Lebanon, OH @ 06:01 on Apr 27 2011

Such a great recording... and once again Abraham Laborial and bill Maxwell provided the funky rhythm...
Country, Ballads and R&B Gospel... wow! Blaine

Posted by Ama Serwaa Kusi in ghana @ 11:24 on Sep 7 2009

wonderful album.wish i could buy that

Posted by adiana in puebla @ 01:13 on Jun 16 2009

me encanta este disco me gustaria oirlo completo si alguien tiene el dvd que lo suba a you tube porfa gracias por esta bendicion

Posted by tristan ed in jeddah ksa @ 09:03 on Apr 7 2009

a very inspiring album - inspiring songs! so good to praise and worship the Lord! highly recommended to all! God bless us!

Posted by Vee in In Bournemouth @ 13:43 on Mar 24 2009

Please may I have the lyrics for "Lord, We Welcome You" from the Album "Rivers of Joy" and artist: Don Moen. Thank you!

Posted by Solomon Oyediran in Nigeria @ 10:46 on Nov 21 2008

Please can i have the lyrics of "Shout To The Lord" from the Album "Rivers of Joy" Led by Don Moen

Posted by oliver in united kingdom/england @ 17:13 on May 20 2008

is it possible to get a copy of this album either cd or dvd.?no matter how much it will cost ,i'm ready pls,pls in Jesus name

Posted by Eduardo in Paranagua, Brazil @ 03:30 on Feb 24 2008

I like very much this cd! God spoken though with brother Don!
But, there are DVD the Rivers of Joy, please?????

Reply by Daniel in USA @ 09:42 on May 6 2008

Eduardo vc conseguio o video desse cd
por favor entre em contato comigo

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Posted by James Omungo in Tanzania @ 15:58 on Jun 12 2007

I need lyrics of Don Moen song "River of Joy"

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