Richard Hubbard - A Rich Tapestry

Tuesday 1st August 1995
Richard Hubbard - A Rich Tapestry

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Kingsway 850

Reviewed by Catherine McHugh

This album aims to encourage the whole church family to worship together, with "a variety of styles and tastes" - sounds good to me! It is certainly musically entertaining (have a listen to the funky track "Every Minute Of Every Day") and well produced, with a good mixture of bluesy guitar work and drums, even some good harmonica in there. Styles range from soul and pop to reggae and country and vocally, there is a children's vocal group who sound excellent: it's so good to hear children singing about being "blameless and pure" and "without fault". Rich has an effective voice, although sometimes it reminds me of play school when he says rather than sings some songs. Some of the songs sound a bit too babyish for "all are congregational use , but 'A Rich Tapestry' still is an uplifting piece of work, if not able to completely bridge the gap in worship between kids and adults.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Nathan Lock in worthing @ 00:10 on May 20 2010

' it's so good to hear children singing about being "blameless and pure" and "without fault".'

Thanks for the positive comments, I wrote that song over 15 years ago, it is straight from Phillippians 2:14-16 as an encouragement to do everything without complaining.

Check out "Love is patient" as well.

Learning scripture through music is the easiest way.
It's great to see song writers like Jim Bailey and Doug Horley still keeping this going all these years on.

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