Michael Card - Joy In The Journey: Ten Years Of Greatest Hits

Monday 1st August 1994
Michael Card - Joy In The Journey: Ten Years Of Greatest Hits
Michael Card - Joy In The Journey: Ten Years Of Greatest Hits

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Sparrow SPD1435
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony May

No doubt about it, in the heat and intensity of much current music, Card's sound is a source of deep refreshment and calm. What he does is to reinforce to all who may have forgotten the joy and splendour of simple beauty. His strength lies in apparently easy-to-write melodies, scripturaly-based lyrics and a clear, rich voice. All very simple 'til you attempt it yourself. Subtitled '10 Years Of Greatest Hits' these 18 tracks include new recordings of "Chorus Of Faith", "El Shaddai", "Come To The Table" and "Why?" and the rest comprise a rollcall of a cross section of Card's superb writing and performance. This is the cream of one of Christian music's true artists, original, poetic and truly touching. A rich collection of indispensable music.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 17:25 on May 29 2010

This is a nice collection of songs to have; I luv the new song "Chorus of Faith" a great addition that fits well with the rest of the collection. The songs span from his 1983 "Legacy" to the 1993 song for "National Day of Prayer" "Heal our Land". This cd was released in February of 1994; it includes some new recordings of songs from "Known by the Scars" lp. I prefer the original recording of "Come to the Table", however I luv the haunting melody for the new recording of "Why". There is a newly recorded vers. of "El-Shaddai" very nice, from 1983; there is nothing from his first recording "First Light" from 1981: his well-known "JESUS Loves Me (this I know) was left out, and "I have Decided" also.
There are soo many well-known and well-loved songs on this cd tho';"The Final Word", Immanuel", That's what Faith must be", "Jubilee","Known by the Scars"; and the songs mentioned afore. Michael is a great singer/songwriter/musician; who can forget how songstress Amy Grant popularized his "El-Shaddai" and "I Have Decided" in 1982,both on her biggest selling album "Age to Age". I still think that Michael recorded the songs just as well. Buy this one if you do not have it. GOD Bless! - Don

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