Simon Bernard-Smith - Praise Him On The Panpipes: The Very Best Of

Sunday 1st December 1996
Simon Bernard-Smith - Praise Him On The Panpipes: The Very Best Of
Simon Bernard-Smith - Praise Him On The Panpipes: The Very Best Of

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
LABEL: Spirit Of Praise SOPD2086
RRP: £2.50

Reviewed by Claudia Bailey

Well, what can I say? To say I hated it would be a bit strong. Dislike would be better. And why? Because even though panpipe virtuoso Simon Bernard-Smith has a strong UK following and can play very well, this album is awful. The material is so boring and run of the mill, the arrangements so hackneyed, that I felt extremely sleepy by the close. Which is a shame because I thought praise and worship should be the most exciting music ever. This was not.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Mr T in Atlanta USA @ 05:27 on Apr 29 2010

I don't know who Claudia is, but she should keep her comments to herself. The Album is fantastic, truly God inspired and I hope Simon makes it more readily available to those of us that have been looking for it a long time. ITUNES perhaps?

Posted by Pat Franklin in Fleet England @ 15:36 on Apr 30 2009

Well I love it! Heard it for the first time last evening at a friend's house and am looking for somewhere to buy a copy. It just takes you right up to the heavenlies. Wonderful music, beautifully played. What a blessing. And as for Claudia the critic, she made me cringe. There are so few of us here in UK who know the Lord Jesus; it probably won't be too long before we are being persecuted here - so do we really need to be so nasty to each other?

Posted by Simon Bernard-Smith. in Chester @ 11:22 on Jul 7 2008

Yup, can see what you are getting at....PRAISE is supposed to be exciting, but too few of us WORSHIP today, I.E. standing in the prescence of Almighty God,lost in silence!!
If there was more of this in today's Church.....LISTENING to god.....the church would be in a better place.
Much of the material on my albums is meant to promote WORSHIP rather than prase.
I'm not saying that there is'nt a place for praise, of course there is, but we need to do more standing (or kneeling) in AWE..........

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