Sammy Horner - Celtic Praise: With Every Blessing

Wednesday 1st July 1992
Sammy Horner - Celtic Praise: With Every Blessing
Sammy Horner - Celtic Praise: With Every Blessing

STYLE: Celtic
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Kingsway Music KMCD591
RELEASE DATE: 1992-07-05
RRP: £7.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Sammy Homer wars more hats than that corduroy cap he totes. Folk rocker with the Electrics, children's evangelist (with a Paul Field-produced children's album expected soon) he here brings together a set of largely self-composed worship songs. But there's nothing formulaic here. The material sounds like it's been knocking around for hundreds of years. For this album is just what the subtitle says, 'Celtic Praise', tapping the rich seam of Celtic roots music to produce invigorating, joyful music miles from the clinical MOR praise of most new praise and worship releases. Sammy's choice of musical quests is unveeringly right - Paul Northup's vocal on the Electrics' long time favourite "Free" is a delight while Jonathan Day's romping version of "Psalm 150" complete Alan Hewitt's careering accordion, a foot stomping celebration. There may be a quibble or two. I think the programmed drums were a mistake. But Sam's rootsy vocals are unerringly effective and several of the songs outstanding. 'With Every Blessing' brings a breath of mountain air to our too-formalised worship. Recommended.

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Reader Comments

Posted by wendy mortimer in croydon.greater london @ 02:07 on Mar 18 2015

i have this album on a tape casette .have had it since the 1980's..if i can find a person to put this on dvd .i can make copies and give the money to sammy horners charity .

Posted by Mark in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom @ 10:17 on May 31 2006

This is quite an old release, and hasn't been commercially available for a long time! I don't think any shops are likely to have any copies left.

Posted by Joel in Gisborne @ 09:21 on Sep 11 2005

hello my name is Joel and i was wanting this cd but i cant find it anywhere but if anyone can get it for me it would be much appreciated it is called with every blessing by sammy Horner thankz for your help

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