Pam Thum - Courageous

Published Tuesday 3rd July 2007
Pam Thum - Courageous
Pam Thum - Courageous

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 24222-12668
LABEL: Infinity

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Back in the '90s, Pam was signed to Word Records and had a high profile international ministry. Her inspirational pop music was founded on a strong sense of calling and ministry and from time to time I did wonder what had happened to her. After she and the label went separate ways, she more or less disappeared here in the UK. Now at last she re-appears with a strong new set produced by her husband Stephen Marshall. The sound has been updated for the 21st century but the message remains as strong as ever. From the inspirational pop rock of the opener "Time To Rise" through the swampy funky "Burdens Are Lifted" to the rock out "Help Lord", there's plenty here to grab the attention. Pam's fine voice still swells and sounds strong whether she's emoting a ballad or blasting an upbeat number. Uplifting stuff like her version of "It Is Well", original material like "Magnify The Lord" and "Hallelujah Praise The Lord" work particularly well and the album closes with the inspiring "Love The Lost" where Pam and hubby duet. This is the way inspirational pop should sound with a gutsy call to pursue God more deeply rather than the sugary pap that passes for inspirational in much of Nashville.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Amanda in ontario, canada @ 02:51 on Aug 16 2008

I purchased my copy off -- worth the $ I LOVE it and play it often, and great music to work out to! :)

Posted by Trevor Kirk in Stoke-on-Trent, England @ 15:28 on Jul 3 2007

Try Pam's on line store on her website

Posted by starr alllison in tennesee @ 02:36 on Jun 6 2007

i heard some songs on my space and itunes.. wow great stuff.. i think this is her best.. where can i get this?

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