Land - Rain In The Springtime

Monday 1st June 1998
Land - Rain In The Springtime
Land - Rain In The Springtime

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Graeme Lamb

The title track of this single comes from Scottish praise band Land's recent album "Down The Mountain Slowly'. I received this single for review just before the Easter weekend and my wife and I spent a large portion of the weekend humming the title track. On this and the second track, "In The Company Of Angels", the main strength of Land - melodic writing and a lilting female lead singer - come through. The songs themselves are very God-focused, and are a credit to the songwriter, Steve Knott. My only gripe is with the third track, a remix of "Rain In The Springtime". This features the three female vocalists and rain noise and bird sounds. Also, I was not quite sure if this final track worked musically, and perhaps it needed something else to really get it going as the blank spaces on the track tended to stand out a little too much. On the whole. though, a good advert for Land, well worth a listen.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Trecelia Ahrens in Germany @ 01:09 on Oct 26 2007

The song "Rain in the Springtime" made my life easier working in the Uk. I worked in Essex with athiests, I had worked in such a bad enviroment had to keep my sanity, I needed to focus on Our lord Jesus 24/7. I eventually left the job as they bullied me 24/7 cause I was not the same colour and did not have the same morals as these Essex women. I have excellent famly life. Before I went to work played" Rain in the Springtime" everyday cause knew what I was going to confront at work. I had taped it from video in Germany when i lĂ­ved there 1996 from God Channel cause that was the only English channel we had at home. the video tape is now broken so I need to purchase this song as i like the song so much . please help me. Where can I purchse the cd.
Many tks and god bless.

Posted by fr jamie in United Kingdom @ 14:18 on Jun 3 2007

Sadly I was not able to open it but I was pleased to see The Messege being advertised.

I went to see tem a few years ago in Manchester.
They were very good and the ministry that they do is needed in the ministry for Youth.

The Youth of today are the Church of Tomorrow, they are the church of the future.
We have a pastoral role to play in the development and future for the Youth.
We have to be aware that it is so easy to go into a ''Spiritual Coma'' and be switched off.
This will lead to a gap between the Old and the Young, and not the enchouragment of a ''working together party ''.

We as Christians have to tune in to Jesus, and hear what he is saying to us as his Children, and brothers and Sisters in Christ.

This is Our God, our Faith, our Church.
Let us work together in the Unity of Christ.

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