Joel And Ray - Behold The Man

Thursday 1st April 1993
Joel And Ray - Behold The Man

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 3 3 3
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Catherine E Francis

Aiming at the more conservative listener, Joel And Ray sing a collection of songs arranged for soprano and bass duo. Although there is a definite hint of country style in some tracks, 'Behold The Man' is not for those who enjoy musical variety and challenge. A rather bland collection of songs is not improved by the dull harmonies and a lack of creative musical arrangement. Mature listeners who cringe at hip-swinging rock and pop gospel may find this album more to their taste, but I found it irritating even as background music. The collection is slightly improved by the livelier "Spend A Little Time In Prayer" and "Like A Star Of The Morning", but despite being spiritually solid and to the point, this album would not be welcome in many music lover's collections.

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Posted by Sylvia Youngs in England @ 14:00 on Jun 8 2012

I have an old tape of Joel /Ray and would love to buy a cd anything of theirs as I find them very good to listen too and so profound

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