The Singing Glorylanders - When He Was On The Cross

Thursday 18th July 2002
The Singing Glorylanders - When He Was On The Cross
The Singing Glorylanders - When He Was On The Cross

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The explosion of interest in Southern gospel thanks in large part to the Gaither phenomenon means that we Brits are showing the first signs of developing our own groups. This trio from the London area release their debut and may well find a niche amongst an older constituency who like the old hymns and evergreens from the SG repertoire performed in stentorian tones and obvious reverence for the material. Not the greatest voices you'll ever hear and a few wobbles in the delivery mars enjoyment while doing covers (the Gaither's "Sinner Saved By Grace" and "I Believe In A Hill Called Mt Calvary" and the old hymn "Haven Of Rest") mean that these new renditions don't stand up to the originals. But these chaps are to be congratulated for doing something different.

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