STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 101613-19219 LABEL: New Haven 027072809126 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2011-11-15 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
Gold City have been one of Southern gospel's top acts for many a long year. In recording a new album it is always a good idea to start with something catchy and they certainly achieve this with the opener "Peter, James And John". All 10 tracks on this CD are good and with steel guitar and fiddle on some songs this has a more country feel than some other recent Gold City releases. Reading the sleevenotes it would appear the album has come about despite personal adversity which makes the whole thing seem like a statement of faith. If I had to pick favourites I would suggest the catchy "Leave That Burden" which I found very moving, and the closing song "Never Too Broken To Belong". They always say the best music is the music of the heart and in listening to this fine album I find a depth of meaning quite unlike many other albums I have heard recently. Recommended to anyone, even if Southern gospel is not normally something you listen to.
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Gold City is one of Southern Gospel’s bestselling and most-loved groups – with more than 60 Singing News Fan Awards, 40 recorded projects, 30 years of touring and multiple Dove Award nominations to their credit.
Anchored by the father/son team of Tim And Danny Riley, today’s version of Gold City holds fast to the unforgettable melodies, stellar vocals and life-changing lyrics that has made them one of the genre’s ultimate artists.
Gold City continue to ride high at Southern Gospel Radio and are in the midst of their 30th Anniversary Celebration Tour, garnering them strong consumer and media visibility.
Produced by award-winning vocalist Michael English, this new project has its roots firmly in tradition while spreading its branches with a musical relevance and sophistication that appeals to today’s broad country and inspirational fan-base.