Garth Hewitt - Journeys With Garth Hewitt: Latin America

Tuesday 1st December 1998
Garth Hewitt - Journeys With Garth Hewitt: Latin America
Garth Hewitt - Journeys With Garth Hewitt: Latin America

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

The fourth (and last) of Myrrh's geographical repackaging of Garth's back catalogue, and the concept is as before: previously released material of various ages, (this time the date range is 1978 to 1994), all written as a result of Garth's visits to Central and South America and his concern for those in that part of the world who suffer injustice and persecution. Included on this album are three songs sung in Spanish; the sleeve notes point out that, whilst "Un Nino Es El Futuro (A Child Is The Future)", recorded in 1989, has been available for some time in Spanish speaking countries, it has never been released in the UK. If your vinyl copies of "Alien Brain" and "I'm Grateful", are past their best, you might welcome having CD copies of the four songs from those albums, likewise if you fancy hearing the Hewitt pipes wrestling with singing in Spanish. If you've not experienced the UK's longest-serving troubadour/vicar before, this would be a good place to start, as the 16 cuts here are some of his best. On the other hand, if, like me, you've got the CDs from which most of these trax have been lifted, you might think twice about buying.

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Product Description
The second in this series of Journeys albums, featuring songs written out of Garth’s visits to such places as Nicaragua, Haiti, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru. This repackaged album features two brand new songs, plus Let The World Be Changed, the Christian Aid Trade Justice Song, available on an album for the first time. Delivered with typical passion, in his trademark earthy, rootsy acoustic style, this is a remarkable collection of songs that are thought-provoking and hopeful.

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