01. ABOVE ALL 02. BLESSED ASSURANCE 03. FARTHER ALONG 04. HE'S MY ROCK, MY SWORD, MY SHIELD 05. HOW GREAT THOU ART 06. I'LL FLY AWAY 07. IN THE GARDEN 08. JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE 09. LOVE LIFTED ME 10. OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART 11. PEACE IN THE VALLEY 12. ROOM AT THE CROSS FOR YOU 13. SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER? 14. SOFTLY AND TENDERLY 15. SWEET BY AND BY 16. TURN YOUR RADIO ON 17. THE UNCLOUDED DAY 18. WE FALL DOWN 19. WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN 20. YOU ARE WORTHY OF MY PRAISE
Record Label Word Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.86" Width: 4.96" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.21 lbs.
Release Date Nov 11, 2003
Publisher WORD ACCT# W41160193
ISBN 0901001643 EAN 9780901001641 UPC 080688627324
Actually, this is more modern than most of the gospel music that I have. I suppose it's not as polished as a lot of gospel albums by Nashville artists but maybe that's not a bad thing. I'm not up on contemporary gospel music but the arrangements of the old familiar ones are great--not overdone and really good listening.
Front porch music! Sep 22, 2006
You don't have to be particularly religious to enjoy this cd. Down-home comfort music just doesn't come any better. I'd start namin' off favorites, but nearly every song is a potential earworm.
Great bluegrass touch, masterful delivery! Jan 24, 2006
Oh, how perfect could it be! This Randy Travis worship album is perfect all the way around. Not only does it present excellent bluegrass arrangments (this music is REAL- you can even hear the picks stricking the strings of the instruments!), but Randy's sweet, emotional voice makes all of these old songs a brand new experience. Highlights of the album include gentle renditions of old favorites,like "How Great Thou Art" and "Softly and Tenderly". The two songs are favorites of the common singer to overdramatize. But Randy brings to them the deep emotion that makes his voice a once in a generation phenomenon. Randy also stirs the heart with passion filled worship songs. I have never cared for praise and worship music, especially when I heard singers like Michael W. Smith scratching them out line by repetitious line. But Randy brought to these songs a true sense of worship. With his own unique style he transformed songs I had never cared for into beautiful songs of praise to the Lord. My favorites are "I Will Give You All My Worhsip" and "Crucified". You will enjoy this album, and his new "Glory Train" is a nice accompaniment. This album has a bluegrass flavor, while "Glory Train" adds spirituals, jazz, and many other styles. They both are unqiue and enjoyable. They are also all REAL music- nothing on the two albums is electronic- a lost art for today's "singers".
No one is perfect, but.............. Sep 3, 2005
this album comes close. I gave it five stars for many reasons, even though I think he should have left a couple of songs out (But, that may just be me), and included others better suited to him. But, that's true of most artist's albums. How many times is there a 20-song album that is perfect on every song? I would think "never", and that is true of this album also. I've seen many other lesser albums rated 5 stars, even with one or two mediocre songs, but this album one has 20 songs on it. How much more do you expect for your money, Elvis singing a duet with Jesus? O.K. maybe that isn't funny, but you get the point.
What I did like about the album is that Randy has taken some very old Christian music (notice, I didn't say "gospel" because a lot of it isn't, or wasn't, "Gospel" originally), and gave it a comtemporary style. If someone doesn't like this album I suggest they either don't like Randy Travis, or don't like gospel music, or don't like either. Unless you are an atheist or agnostic, or something else other than a Christian, you should enjoy this album immensely. Buy it now.
Singing in the car Jun 6, 2005
Although I'm not usually a country music listener, I really like this CD. The hymns are great for singing along - not to high. I wish I had one for the other car.