- Album – Nature’s Symphony In 432
- Artist – Isaacs
- Label – House Of Isaacs
- Style – Progressive, Bluegrass, Country
- Release Date – 09/02/16
- Available For Digital Download? – Yes (Apple Music)
This week we take a look at the new album from the Isaacs; Nature’s Symphony In 432. The album hit retail outlets on Friday (09/02/16).
Much has already been said of the tuning (432) used for the album. Does it in fact make for a more enjoyable listen? I guess that is up to the listener.
The Isaacs provide listeners with their brand of eclectic bluegrass mixed with country overtones and progressive Southern Gospel arrangements.
- There are a lot of good things about Nature’s Symphony In 432. The first is the Becky feature, “Lord Of My Heart”. This praise style tune is sung with such passion, it can’t help but lift your spirits.
- A good chunk of the album has reflective type songs that allow the listener to look inward. Sonya has two features of this nature.
- The first is the proclamation of “I Love You More”. The heartfelt tone of the song would make for a strong radio single choice.
- Sonya also gives the listener another reflective song in “Keep Breathing”. As hard as life can be sometimes, we must keep going, keep breathing!
- Nature’s Symphony In 432 also has some nice up tempo numbers. I love, love, love the song “Rocks”. This country twinged tune has the message you would expect from the title; basically mind your own business and quit throwing stones.
- The first single from the album is the Jewish flavored, “This Is The Year”. Listeners are treated to the shofar at the beginning of the song to set the tone for jubilee.
- Ben has a nice feature on the ballad, “If That’s What It Takes”; a reminder to always stay humble.
- I can’t leave this review without also mentioning the Becky feature, “Dining With The King”. A must listen!
- Strongest songs included in order: “Lord Of My Heart”, “Rocks”, “I Love You More”, “Keep Breathing”, “This Is The Year”, “Dining With The King”, “Bird On The Wing”, “If That’s What It Takes” and “God Is Still With Me”.
- The Isaacs provide listeners with their obligatory a cappella song to close out the recording. This is not one of their strongest a cappella recordings. The addition of Terry Bradshaw may have something to do with that.
- Weakest songs included in order: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” and “None So Lovely”.
The Isaacs provide listeners nearly one hour of music with the 15 songs found on Nature’s Symphony In 432. The Isaacs accomplished that by not boring this listener. They provided what I feel to be one of the best albums released in 2016. I don’t know if the tuning added to the overall listening experience, but great music is great music, no matter the reason.
SONG/Featured Vocalist – Songwriter: 1. “Nature’s Symphony”/Becky – Becky Bowman, Marcia Henry, Sonya Isaacs Yeary 2. “Fields“/Ben; Ensemble – Becky Bowman, Tony Wood, Sonya Isaacs Yeary 3. “I Love You More“/Sonya – Becky Bowman, Kenna West, Sonya Isaacs Yeary 4. “Lord Of My Heart”/Becky – Becky Bowman, Joel Lindsey, Sonya Isaacs Yeary 5. “This Is The Year”/Ensemble – Becky Bowman, Carmen Mariea, Tamara Mariea, Sonya Isaacs Yeary 6. “Bird On The Wing”/Sonya – Becky Bowman, Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary 7. “Keep Breathing”/Sonya – Jeffrey Bumgardner, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, Jody McBrayer 8. “I Find It All In You“/Lily – Becky Bowman, Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary 9. “Rocks”/Sonya – Becky Bowman, Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary 10. “If That’s What It Takes”/Ben – Becky Bowman, Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary 11. “Yours Amen”/Becky – Becky Bowman, Benji Cowart, Sonya Isaacs Yeary 12. “God Is Still With Me”/Sonya – Becky Bowman, Kenna West, Sonya Isaacs Yeary 13. “Dining With The King”/Becky – Becky Bowman, Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary 14. “None So Lovely”/Sonya – Benji Cowart, Jenna Cowart, Sonya Isaacs 15. “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”/Ensemble with Terry Bradshaw – Thomas Chisholm, William Runyan