STYLE: Country RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6586-6693 LABEL: Warner Alliance 0688623623 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £6.12
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
This album represents a real milestone in the renewed career of a country superstar who dominated the country charts in the late 1980's and who even toured England on the strength of such big country hits as “On The Other Hand” and “Forever And Ever Amen”. Randy is slowly but surely getting his career back on track and this album, his second all-gospel outing, is certainly one to spend your money on. It is interesting to note the creative input Randy has had in contributing to some of the album's best tracks, in particular the title track “Rise And Shine” and the prophetic song “Jerusalem's Cry” which is terrifically powerful and so topical bearing in mind the huge current tensions in the Middle East. This album represents all new material to me and it is all very good. The most fun track is “Pray For The Fish” which I certainly defy you to be able to keep still to! One of the best country gospel albums I've ever heard.
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