Terry Myrick - I Bowed To The Father

Published Tuesday 20th September 2005
Terry Myrick - I Bowed To The Father
Terry Myrick - I Bowed To The Father

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12666-1966
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Brian Edgeley

I put the CD in the bay with more than a little trepidation early one morning, having had some bad experiences listening to gospel CDs in the past. The electronic drums brought this album straight into 2005, but during the first track it was the heart of the man singing out to God - "Lord I just want to thank you!" that struck me; straight away this CD had relevant ministry value. From his early childhood in Tampa, Florida, Myrick has sung in the church. As his life and musical ear developed he hit the stage - off-Broadway - and starred in several shows while teaching music to students during the day. Now, here is his debut album recorded in New York on his own Sweet Melody Records label. Songs include, "Hold On,, "He's Been Good To Me" and "Will You Be Ready?" all self-compositions; in fact Myrick writes eight of the 12 tracks. The CD reveals a diverse musical upbringing with new-gospel blended with hip-hop, R&B and sprinkled with funk, and Myrick's vocal range is broad too, from baritone to male sopranos! Oh er! Even though I flicked through the album not liking the constant computer-driven drums, the overriding memory is of a sincere message within the lyrics and the passion this man has for his Saviour. If you like contemporary gospel this could be worth searching out.

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