Todd Johnson - Tears

Wednesday 1st April 1998
Todd Johnson - Tears
Todd Johnson - Tears

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 16817-13589

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

When not working as part of the CCM duo Two Are Gathered, Todd Johnson is musical director in his local church and has gathered together some nifty songs for his solo work. Taking a strong acoustic vibe with plenty of guitar, some violin and even a spot of bagpiping(!), these songs are focussed on God and touch worship and ministry in their content. "Under His Wings" is a brilliant lifting song of security: "Coming Down" has some Bruce Hornsby-style piano and "Delivered" has the aforementioned Scottish pipes and a majestic sweeping acoustic guitar underpinned by some tasteful fretless bass, the overall effect is magnificent with Todd's vocals soaring over the whole thing. The album was co-produced by Todd and former Alice Cooper drummer Ken Mari who is doing some sterling work encouraging Christian musicians in Arizona. The overall flavour is musically rootsy but lyrically uplifting. My favourite has to be the title song which has some great violin and lyrically concentrates on 'God bringing joy out of sorrow'. Simple but effective! Todd Johnson is young and talented and "Tears" represents only a part of what he does. I am looking forward to hearing more!

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Reader Comments

Posted by Randy Michaud in Peoria, AZ @ 20:24 on Jun 23 2006

A beautiful and near perfect work of musical art. Beautiful and uplifting in its scope. Worshipful and real. THis album has and continues to see me through some difficult times by reminding me in a very touching way just how much my Father in heaven loves me. Well done Todd, and thank you so much for your music.

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