Rob Halligan - The Perils, The Grace And The Way

Published Friday 27th May 2011
Rob Halligan - The Perils, The Grace And The Way
Rob Halligan - The Perils, The Grace And The Way

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 107647-16773
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Peter Timmis

For seven years Midlands-based Halligan has been independently releasing his beautifully crafted music to much acclaim - 2009's 'The Best Thing That's Happened' was nominated Best Contemporary Album at last year's CBC Media Awards. 'The Peril, The Grace And The Way' follows a similar formula to previous releases: rich melodies and captivating hope filled lyrics expertly played and soulfully sung with just the right amount of grit. Stylistically, the album ranges from the grooving rock of "A Dangerous Thing" and "Let It Go" to the tender love song "Across The Miles". Other highlights are the delicious acoustic stomp of "Rain Came Down" ("This house ain't built from a pile of sand and I'm safe within my saviour's hands") and a stripped back cover of Steve Earle's powerful "Jerusalem" featuring Rob backed by just his electric guitar a la Billy Bragg. 'The Peril. . .' is an engaging album full of depth and to paraphrase Rob on "See The Beauty", he is a diamond in the rough.

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Reader Comments

Posted by joan eggleton in epsom surrey @ 21:03 on May 11 2012

I heard Rob on Premier radio this morning May 11th 12 I was going to CRE and found he was singing there.
I loved his sincere beautiful music and lyrics.
My nephew who is not yet a christian writes songs on the keyboard. I wanted to buy the CD on the back table during his set but had to go before the end so didn't get it for my nephew. What was it called and can I get it. Which CD is best do you think for James, who soon, I believe will be saved.? I am open to your suggestion as to which. Please pray for James especially and his brother Mark for the Kingdom.
Is Rob's testimony written down anywhere as I would love to give it to james or to direct him to where it can be found.
God Bless you dear Rob, you won my Jesus heart for you. Joan

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