Reviewed by Sue Rann
To state the obvious first, this compilation of instrumental worship tracks won't be everyone's cup of tea. My in-laws loved it, but they like 'Pan Pipe Romance' and suchlike clobber as well. The accompaniments are light, rather electric organy and sweet enough to incite toothache. Bob McKay is a very competent musician (speaking as a flawed flautist myself), and he plays with grace, if less than soul. The material here is familiar, the tunes sometimes banal - these were written as worship songs, after all, and not as solo instrumental pieces - therefore tracks like "Isn't He" and "More Love, More Power" can be a touch repetitious, if you're going to nitpick. On the other hand, if what you're after is background, easy listening muzak, this is just the job. Good solid musicianship? Yup. Pleasant tunes? Lots of 'em. Words written out for you if you fancy a bit of a sing-along-a-Bob? They're right here on the CD foldout, along with a handy run down of all the other Worship Without Words albums. Yes, it's wallpaper - but it's quality wallpaper.
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