Sammy Horner - Inspired To Worship

Published Wednesday 30th November 2005
Sammy Horner - Inspired To Worship
Sammy Horner - Inspired To Worship

STYLE: Celtic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12682-2020
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD2591
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Anyone who has been following Sammy's career down the years will know that this Belfast-born songsmith is a fine composer whose lyrics often tease out spiritual insights from whatever subject he is addressing. Singing-wise, nobody would suggest Sammy is Britain's answer to Mac Powell, though his rough and rugged tones do convey a raw passion. This set was produced and recorded by Phil Madeira at his wonderfully named Nashville studio, Planet Of The Tapes and Phil's intuitive feel for roots/acoustic music keeps the vibe warmly organic. Look out for some fine BVs too from the marvellous Jill Paquette. Maybe Sammy has recorded his classic "The Blessing" once too often to be fully effective but when everything fits together like on the joyful opener "Just A Little Drop Of Water" or the marvellous duet with Phil Keaggy on "I Will Be Free", a song originally heard on The Electrics' 'Visions And Dreams' album, one truly is inspired to worship.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Traci in Belfast @ 04:12 on Jan 14 2012

hey this is my great uncle, he is so down to earth and chilled...i love this album and can not wait to hear the new song he has wrote

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