Various - Old Hymns New Hearts

Published Wednesday 30th November 2016
Various - Old Hymns New Hearts
Various - Old Hymns New Hearts

STYLE: Hymnody
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 162271-24125
LABEL: Elevation ELE2185D
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Stephen Luff

There are many hymn collections out there, varying in both quality and style. Here we have 12 re-workings of these classics with arrangements which take in pop, Americana and a bit of modern country. The first cut is Edward Perronet's "The Sound That Saved Us All" sung by songwriter and producer Antony Skinner (sounding like Springsteen in many ways), is a great opener and sets the pace for the collection. Savannah Ellis presents George Matteson's "Love You Never Let Me Go" based on the original 1882 hymn but with additional lyrics from producer John Hartley. It works well with a strong vocal and deft banjo. "Alleluia He Has Loved Us" has a Mumford And Sons feel delivered by UK-based Tom McConnell while The Choir's Derry Daugherty puts in a good vocal on "The Glory Hymn". This collection is a thoroughly enjoyable listen, presenting timeless hymns in a new context.

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Product Description
Sound theology, imaginative poetry and a stirring melody are three essential elements that make a hymn great and enduring. This excellent album delivers 12 hymns, old and new, recorded with fresh arrangements to inspire faith, offer comfort and courage and enrich your Christcentred life. Includes “And Can It Be”, “Immortal Invisible”, “King Of Love” and many more.

TRACK LISTING:

- The Sound That Saved Us All
- Love You Never Let Me Go
- The Glory Hymn
- Christ In Me
- This I Know
- Immortal Invisible
- Alleluia He Has Loved Us
- Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
- None But Thee
- And Can It Be
- Speak O Lord
- King Of Love

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