Nick Fletcher - Six String Hymns

Published Monday 5th February 2007
Nick Fletcher - Six String Hymns
Nick Fletcher - Six String Hymns

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21083-12255
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD2757
RRP: £14.99

Reviewed by Chris Tozer

Now here's an original and catchy title if ever I saw one. It's almost as good as that of Fletcher's debut collection of instrumental worship songs - 'No Strings Attached'. This time he devotes his energies towards interpreting a couple of dozen hymns that he considers to be timeless and classic. Whilst the likes of "Abide With Me" and "Love Divine" will be familiar to many older traditional churchgoers there will, I think, be others that will be new to them. These include three German hymns. So I can only assume that they are included to make the album marketable in mainland Europe. The collection certainly serves as a superb tool to aid meditation and reflection. My only quibbles are twofold. The playing time on both discs is so incredibly brief that the album could have fitted on to just one. More importantly, as guitar pieces some of the hymns lose much of the grandeur of God that they were originally intended to reflect when played on church organs. Those issues aside this is indeed a well crafted collection of tunes to call us to worship.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Dayse Lucia Mendes in Brasil @ 16:04 on Sep 28 2008

Eu sou apaixonada com o som da música de Nick Fletcher. Tenho um Cd "Chords of Grace". Gostaria de comprar todos os outros mas não acho aqui no Brasil para venda. Infelizmente, ele não é um artista conhecido aqui. Como faço para adquirir todos os CDs do artista?

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