Claudius Craig & Loose the Familiar by Claudius Craig & Loose the Familiar
Record Label Alliant Music Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.4" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.5"
Release Date Apr 30, 2005
Publisher Alliant Music Group
ISBN 390100758X EAN 0827550050121 UPC 827550050121
This is a rare gem that has not hit the airwaves in my region. If you are a fan of contemporary gospel music you will love this compilation. It is rare that I purchase an artist where I enjoy the entire offering. Mr. Craig has managed to put together the right blend of upbeat tempo, and slow praise ballads, where the tracks were posistioned was also done very well.
Although this is contemporary gospel music, it does not leave you with the feeling that you have listened to a secular artist in the guise of a gospel artist. My hat is off to Mr. Craig and Loose the Familar family.
Eddie J. Hill Jr.
Simply Wonderful Jul 17, 2007
(This review is from BWoods - "Dad of 3")
I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this CD. I'm noticing that it has a release date of April 26, 2005 - which was my 35th birthday. I have, for the past 7 years, treated my birthday as a "New Years Day" of sorts - even to the point of journaling resolutions and plans for the next "year" on that day (as opposed to the New Years holiday). Although I didn't get this album until last month (June 2007), I have to say that this CD is definitely helping to usher in a "New Years Day" of sorts for me at this point in my life.
I feel blessed to have attended the church for the past couple of years where Claudius serves as one of our musical directors. As it turns out though, I only recently became aware that he had recorded this CD.
I highly recommend this CD. The integrity of the lyrics, the intricacy of the musical compositions, and the power of his voice - and that of Loose the Familiar - is both inspirational and humbling. Humbling because one can feel the power of the Holy Spirit working throughout this entire CD. It is, from my perspective, best experienced when you can listen to it from beginning to end. I will not try to single out the best songs on the CD; it is, for me, a worship experience in and of itself to listen to this album all the way through. Please do not take my word for it; try it for yourself. In fact, get 2-3 copies, because once you purchase it, you will be thinking immediately of others who would benefit from hearing the CD. (PS: would anyone be willing to contribute to helping Claudius record another CD? If so, please reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Very Good CD for refocusing on Christ Jul 5, 2006
This CD is a little different but outstanding. It will allow you to regroup your thoughts and renew your relationship with Christ. Very uplifting.
WHY ISN'T HE WELL KNOWN Mar 9, 2006
JUST SPEECHLESS....his sound is like nothing i have heard before. God has truly used this man and his group to touch lives through music. I am upset that this site doesn't even have samples of his music, but go to www.alliantmusicgroup.com and look him up, BELIEVE ME...no dont believe me...U MUST BELIEVE THAT GOD IS USING HIM...from start to finish, even the little cuts where he speaks is touching. MY most favourite track is 13 I WORSHIP YOU...just beautiful...i have known about this album for a while but i just bought it a couple weeks back...my only regret is that i didnt get it last year