Florence Pun - All The Way My Savior Leads Me

Published Saturday 9th September 2017
Florence Pun - All The Way My Savior Leads Me
Florence Pun - All The Way My Savior Leads Me

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 166414-25797
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Down the years I've listened to many instrumental albums where a selection of evergreen hymns are given run-throughs on all manner of instruments. One or two have soothed the savage breast and inspired my spirit. Many more have seemed uncomfortably like the kind of muzak still heard in hotels and lifts. I'm pleased to report that Chinese American pianist Florence never plummets such depths on this 2015 album and although her original arrangements of "How Great Thou Art", "All The Way My Saviour Leads Me" and "It Is Well With My Soul" are a tad too fussy for my tastes (with a few too many showing glissandos ala Liberace/Clayderman) there is absolutely no doubting the sheer technical excellence of Ms Pun's playing while the arrangements particularly on the three medleys featured here demonstrate again that the best hymn tunes truly are memorable.

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