Gordon Mote - Piano Hymns: If You Could Hear What I See

Published Wednesday 1st December 2004
Gordon Mote - Piano Hymns: If You Could Hear What I See
Gordon Mote - Piano Hymns: If You Could Hear What I See

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11241-10160
LABEL: FSS Music Group 789042106825
RELEASE DATE: 2008-04-28
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

I met the remarkable Gordon Mote during a recent visit to Nashville and heard him do his solo piano thing. The subtitle to this album is ironically made as Mote has been blind from birth. Blessed with a mischievous sense of humour and a huge musical talent, Mote has made a career as a session player, most notably in country music where his credits include piano on the huge Alan Jackson 9/11 song "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)".  Most of his solo debut album falls into familiar territory with emotive piano versions of popular hymns. This is beautifully recorded and occasionally Mote lets loose with something a little more jaunty like "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder" or there's something a little special like the added ambience of "Revive Us Again". If you like piano worship albums, this is one of the best I've heard in ages.

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