El McMeen - Amazing Grace

Published Thursday 25th October 2007
El McMeen - Amazing Grace
El McMeen - Amazing Grace

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 17727-11232
LABEL: Independent PRM112

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The idea of a musician running through instrumental versions of "Amazing Grace", "In The Garden" and "Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho" didn't exactly set my blood racing. But New Jersey-based El McMeen is a master of the acoustic guitar and his deft playing throughout this set of hymns and songs is exemplary. So often instrumental albums marketed by the Christian bookshops are little more than elevator music but here the virtuoso breathes into everything he plays, be it "Onward Christian Soldiers" or Redman's "Blessed Be Your Name". Tremendous stuff.

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