Heartbeat - I Will Speak Out: Songs For A New Generation Vol 2

Saturday 1st September 1990
Heartbeat - I Will Speak Out: Songs For A New Generation Vol 2
Heartbeat - I Will Speak Out: Songs For A New Generation Vol 2

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Myrrh MYRCD1267

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Subtitled 'Songs For A New Generation Volume 2' (a wise move not to go with that for a title!) this is in fact stronger almost in every aspect to its predecessor. The arrangements are more crisply contemporary, there are at least three songs here with hooks strong enough to find their way into congregational worship (if only through the activism of the youth group) and Sue Rinaldi has never been in better voice. Try "Jesus, II Sera De Ritour" for size. As a long time devotee of Ms. Rinaldi, (remember when she did the Spring Harvest fringe with Keith Loring some years back?) I consider her brittle, mildly soulful voice a wonderful pop instrument. Heartbeat clearly have a ministry and though it now seems increasingly unlikely that we're ever going to see them as genuine pop chart hitmakers their wholesome pop sound is skilfully done while their move to put pop production values into praise-orientated material must be applauded.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Shauna in White Rock, British Columbia @ 01:17 on Dec 28 2010

Can you please tell me how I can obtain a CD copy of Heartbeat - I Will Speak Out? I only have a well-worn cassette that I fear is going to break at any moment! Also, has this music ever been released in print format? I wouldn't mind purchasing it if it exists. Thanks.

Posted by Audrey Messersmith in Houston @ 01:32 on Nov 20 2006

My brother and I used to listen to this tape (haha tape!) when we couldn't get to sleep; it was the only thing that would do the trick. A few nights ago I couldnt sleep and Jesus Il sera de retour popped into my head. good times.

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