Overview For the Isaacs, one of the finest groups in gospel/bluegrass music, it's all about family. Lily Isaacs and her children Ben, Sonya and Rebecca -- and Rebecca's husband John Bowman --are the Isaacs, a band from East Tennessee that has been touring together for two decades and whose music is a unique blend of bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk and southern gospel. Long revered for their pristine family harmonies and superb instrumental talent, the Isaacs have received numerous accolades and awards for their artistry and songwriting skills. On Heroes, their debut CD for Gaither Music Group, they take listeners on a spiritual journey that promises to propel the Isaacs to the hierarchy of roots music.
TRACK LISTING 01. Friend Til The End 02. Peace Like A River 03. Heros 04. If That Don't Make You Want To Go 05. Yours And Mine 06. Half A Day Away 07. Great Is Thy Reward 08. In His Hands 09. Sweet Holy Spirit 10. Peace
Record Label Spring House Music Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.04" Width: 5.68" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 24, 2004
Publisher CHORDANT ACNT# 3707
ISBN 1901007057 EAN 9781901007053 UPC 617884251406
Well, I think that the new album "Heroes" is really great. I love the upbeat song "Friend Til the End" it's a "toe-tappin" song. But personally my favorite song is "Peace" ;due to the melancholy lyrics. If you like bluegrass you are "sort -of" in the right place. The drums and the piano hold it back from being bluegrass. But overall it is really good and I recomend this album to anyone who enjoys southern gospel. I also think that everyone did a really good job on pitching in their parts.
Not a five star album Nov 15, 2006
This album deserves more like a 1 star; but what the hell, Sonya Isaacs is HOT! I'm a lady and I enjoying watching other ladies on TV (not what your thinking here!) because you know, sometimes you see yourself as the other person (almost wishing that person were you.) Sonya is damn pretty, and I like watching her on TV. Can she sing? Hell no! Does this album sound good...My God it sounds screechy! I'm a Sonya fan and even I didn't buy this album.
The Best Yet Jan 14, 2005
This is is great! Espically if you like bluegrassy-ish country music. Stand outs are "Friend Til the End" (upbeat and i listen to it over and over), "Heroes"(honestly, a little corney, but I still love it), "If That Don't Make You Wanna Go"(i heard it the first time live on a Gaither CD and this, in my opinion, is better), and "Peace" (its so touching...sniff...Really though, its very good. I LOVE IT!). I also like "Peace Like a River" yeah i know two songs with "peace" in the title. But "Half a Day Away" and "Yours and Mine" are TOO sappy for me. I skip them everytime. Bottom line: if you like the Isaacs - Get it. If you like modern-y/bluegrass-y country(kind of a contradiction yeah?) - Get it. If you are on the fence - Get it! :)
I Think You'll Like It Nov 11, 2004
Heroes, by the Isaacs, is an overall good project. The 'First Family of Bluegrass Gospel' definitely found their niche with the progressive songs "Friend 'Til The End" and "Heroes", as well as more mainstream songs like "Peace". I personally think that "Peace" could be a hit on country radio, because it's kind of Allison Krauss and Union Stationesque. But don't worry, die hard 'old school' Southern Gospel and bluegrass fans-- songs like "If That Don't Make You Want To Go" and "Great Is Thy Reward" will surely be pleasing to your ears. Though I feel there is a little bit of a slump at the end of the album besides "Peace", very good project. A must have for the Christian music and/or bluegrass fan.