Evie - Day By Day

Saturday 1st June 1996
Evie - Day By Day
Evie - Day By Day

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
RELEASE DATE: 1996-03-19
RRP: £2.50

Reviewed by Tony May

Really, you might call this reissue of tracks from the veteran Scandinavian singer (very big in the 70s) the very essence of the MOR genre. 21 totally undemanding ditties given the most straightforward of renderings by a pleasant, warm, friendly voice. Backing is suitably simple, sometimes sort of country, otherwise with smooth orchestral support or gentle acoustic trimming. Evie now qualifies for a veteran tag, having started singing at an early age. The hallmark of this collection is "believability", the artist's experience, commitment and sincerity combining to give a convincing presentation. Some tracks, such as "Broken Up People", have a dated, weary pop sound, and there's a lack of sparkle in the arrangements department too often for comfort. So not a bad offering this, plenty that will please nostalgists remembering Evie Karlson's reign as one of early Christian music's most popular artists but just don't expect great music!

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Reader Comments

Posted by Olivia Lewis in manchester england @ 22:48 on Feb 25 2012

Evie is my favourite gospel singer of all time,i love her with all my heart,whenever i`m feeling down,i just turn to the internet and listen to her ,sometimes i wonder if er husband really knows the special angel he`s got for a wife,how many people lives she touched just by the sound of her voice(what a lucky man)Evie ,i pray God continue to bless you and your family,you are my GREATEST inspiration

Posted by Tami Chambers in Indianapolis, Indiana @ 00:58 on Dec 28 2011

I am looking for the complete words, track or sheet music to Shepherds Prayer (or move me closer). I am not sure of the actual title. Please help someone.

Posted by Jan in Colorado @ 01:37 on Dec 20 2011

Can you tell me how I can get a copy of the sound track for The Shepherd's Song, Move me Closer to the Child? I see others have asked but I didn't see any reply to their requests.

Reply by Teresa Davis in Indianapolis @ 01:58 on Nov 30 2015

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-shepherd-s-prayer-sh eet-music/17316851?ac=1

This is not the right song

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Reply by Sarah in Maine @ 17:01 on Nov 19 2013

I found the sheet music: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-shepherd-s-prayer-sh eet-music/17316851?ac=1

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Posted by Marina in India @ 10:16 on Nov 23 2011

Hi I am looking for the lyrics for Special Delivery and where can we get the track music for Evie's songs?

Reply by ca in tn @ 02:34 on Dec 30 2011

Never was anyone like Him, never will one be the same
Tiny babe, an Infant King, Savior, we worship and honor the power of His name

He came special delivery, wrapped up in love, bound by a promise, sealed by a dove
And filled with the spirit, carried by grace, you knew where He was goin', by the look on His face

Where He went, Love was there also, where He was , Love showed the way
Those who saw, knew He was holy, and I see what they saw to this very day


(key change)
And when I'm called I will go gladly, I will not grieve for the past
For I know where I'll be going, and I will be going to see Him at last

I'm goin' special delivery, wrapped up in love, bound by a promise, sealed by a dove
And filled with the spirit, carried by grace, you know where I am goin', by the look on my face

(key change)
Repeat Chorus:

By the look on my face! Oh, yeah!

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Posted by Debbie Rholetter in Fair Play SC @ 00:53 on Nov 17 2010

I would love to get a copy of Move me Closer, where can I find one?

Reply by Debbie in Erie @ 15:41 on Nov 14 2011

Did you find the downloadable version of A Shepards Prayer? I would like it as well.

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Posted by Sandie in Fowler, Kansas U.S.A @ 01:49 on Aug 21 2010

Is there any way that I can get Evie's music that she sang in an accompainment cassette or cd accompainment? I love her music and would love to be able to have many of her songs to sing in Church. Thank you for responding to this question. Sincerely, Sandie

Reply by Allison in North Sioux City, SD @ 14:38 on Dec 2 2011

A friend of mine would really love an accompaniment CD to Evie's "Move Me Closer". She would love to sing it in church this month. If anyone can find that version, that would be much appreciated.

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Posted by Linda Frost @ 20:13 on Aug 12 2010

I want to find the song she sang at a Billy Graham crusade - I love Jesus

Posted by betty in brooklyn @ 14:09 on Mar 28 2010

i love evie from childhood i am looking for a song by evie lead me to calvery or performance track thanks

Reply by Wilson Lima in Brazil @ 18:13 on Apr 10 2010

This song is a Hymn of the Baptist Hymnal in the USA. Its nunber is 350. If you know some baptist christian of some Baptist chrch, well. If not, I can send you the tracks. Place your email at the next reply, please.

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Posted by Raylene Smith in Missouri @ 16:52 on Dec 24 2009

Is there anywhere You can find a downloadable copy of the song lof Move me closer or sheperds prayer by Evie. I cannot afford the full cd. Could afford the one song hopefully.

Posted by Jeanne O'Heron in Minnetonka, MN @ 05:49 on Nov 22 2009

I would like to find a CD version of the record album "A Little Song of Joy for My Little Friends" by Evie, 1978
I love the entire album!

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