Be Brave: McKameys

GRADE:  B-

  • Album:  Be Brave
  • Artist:  McKameys
  • Label:  Horizon
  • Style:  Traditional, Appalachian
  • Release Date:  06/09/17
  • Digital Download:  Yes (Apple Music)
  • Running Time:  29 Minutes

SYNOPSIS:

This week we take a look at the new album from the McKameys, Be Brave.  The album hit retail on Friday June 9th, 2017.

One thing McKamey fans can be sure of is an annual new recording from the group.  Be Brave marks the 53rd album in the group’s career discography.  That is impressive.

At this point in their career, the McKameys is not going to cover any new musical ground.  McKamey fans can expect the same traditional, Appalachian musical style the group has been providing since the start.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sheryl shines on Be Brave.  Not only with her rich alto vocal but also with the songwriting she provided the recording.
  • The stand out track is a song Sheryl wrote and is featured; “Living For Eternity”.  A nice mid-tempo number that should be considered for radio single.
  • Sheryl backs that up with a nice ballad feature, the album’s title track; “Be Brave”.
  • The McKameys give listener’s a convention style song to open the album, “So Good To Me”.  This would make for a great concert opener in the live setting.
  • The album closes on a strong note with the Connie feature, “Since When”.
  • The album’s first single is a Roger Fortner feature, “For The Record”.  He has been a go to recently as far as radio singles are concerned.
  • With a running time of 29 minutes, you can listen to Be Brave twice in the time it takes to listen to most Southern Gospel albums once.
  • Strongest songs included in order:  “Living For Eternity”, “Be Brave”, “So Good To Me”, “Since When”, “For The Record” and “Jesus Passed By”.
CRITIQUE:
  • Of all songs to cover, why “Come Forth As Gold”? This song was first recorded on Sheltered (1995).
  • Weakest songs included in order:  “Come Forth As Gold” and “One Thing I Know”.

WRAP UP:

The McKameys remain consistent to their style, heritage and their loyal fan base.  No need to ever paint outside that box.

SONG/Featured Vocalist – Songwriter:  1. “So Good To Me”/Ensemble – Tracy Jones  2. “Living For Eternity“/Sheryl – Sheryl Farris  3. “Come Forth As Gold“/Peg  – Sandy Blythe  4. “It’s Mine”/Ruben; Connie – Rebecca Peck; Dianne Wilkinson  5. “Be Brave”/Sheryl – Sheryl Farris  6. “On And On”/Connie – Sheryl Farris  7. “For The Record”/Roger – Sheryl Farris  8. “One Thing I Know“/Peg – Sheryl Farris  9. “Jesus Passed By”/Sheryl – Sheryl Farris  10. “Since When”/Connie – Kristi Fitzwater, Tim Parton

Testament: Perrys

GRADE:  B+

  • Album:  Testament
  • Artist:  Perrys
  • Label:  Stow Town
  • Style:  Traditional, Progressive
  • Release Date:  06/09/17
  • Digital Download:  Yes (Apple Music)
  • Running Time:  36 Minutes

SYNOPSIS:

This week we take a look at the new album from the Perrys, Testament.  The album hit retail on Friday June 9th, 2017.

The Perrys are celebrating 47 years in Southern Gospel music.  Testament marks the third album released by Stow Town Records.  The Perrys use Wayne Haun once again to produce Testament.

The 2017 edition of the Perrys are composed of Libbi Stuffle (alto/lead), Andrew Goldman (tenor/lead), Troy Peach (lead/baritone), Jared Stuffle (baritone) and Tracy Stuffle (bass).

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Libbi’s rich alto vocal has been the centerpiece of the Perrys sound for nearly 30 years.  She has the top three stand out tracks on Testament.
  • The best song on the album is the powerful, “I Will Pray”.  Libbi conveys the message with conviction on this soon to be Wayne Haun/Joel Lindsey classic.
  • The Perrys go back and cover the Primitive Quartet’s classic, “My Hope Is In The Blood”.  Libbi takes the song to new heights.
  • Libbi’s third masterpiece on the recording is another ballad, “Find Me Faithful”.  This would make a strong radio single choice.
  • Speaking of radio singles, the first from Testament is the stand out up-tempo song, “Moses And Elijah”.  This song of rapture, penned by Rebecca Peck and Dianne Wilkinson will have you hitting repeat.
  • The Perrys remind listeners of their convention style singing on the classic, “The Harder The Battle The Sweeter The Victory”.
  • It was great hearing Tracy performing on the barn burner, “Lord Send Me”.  While Jared turns in his finest performance to date on “Who I Could Have Been”.
  • Kudos for including some crying steel guitar, heard on the Troy Peach feature, “Sing In The Valley”.
  • Strongest songs included in order:  “I Will Pray”, “My Hope Is In The Blood”, “Find Me Faithful”, “Moses And Elijah”, “Let’s Stop For A Moment”, “The Harder The Battle The Sweeter The Victory”, “Lord Send Me” and “Sing In The Valley”.
CRITIQUE:
  • The country-style, “It Carried Him” seemed out-of-place with the rest of the album.
  • Weakest songs included in order:  “It Carried Him”.

WRAP UP:

The Perrys have a winner with Testament.  Could easily be one of the top album releases of 2017.  It is the best album the Perrys have released with Stow Town Records.

SONG/Featured Vocalist – Songwriter:  1. “Let’s Stop For A Moment”/Ensemble; Andrew – Kyla Rowland  2. “I Will Pray“/Libbi – Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey  3. “It’s Not Here To Stay“/Troy  – ??  4. “Find Me Faithful”/Libbi – Jeffrey Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey, Karen Peck Gooch  5. “Lord, Send Me”/Ensemble – Ronny Hinson  6. “Who I Could Have Been”/Jared – ??  7. “Sing In The Valley”/Troy – ??  8. “Moses And Elijah“/Andrew – Rebecca Peck, Dianne Wilkinson  9. “It Carried Him”/Andrew – Wayne Haun, Kirk Talley  10. “My Hope Is In The Blood”/Ensemble; Libbi – Reagan Riddle  11. “The Harder The Battle, The Sweeter The Victory”/Ensemble – Traditional

The Beginning: Bowling Sisters

GRADE:  B-

  • Album:  The Beginning
  • Artist:  Bowling Sisters
  • Label:  Custom
  • Style:  Progressive, Pop
  • Release Date:  03/10/17
  • Digital Download:  Yes (Apple Music)
  • Running Time:  49 Minutes

SYNOPSIS:

This week we take a look at the debut album from the Bowling Sisters, The Beginning.  The Bowling siblings have been performing at Bowling Family concerts for a while now.

These young ladies break away from their parents country-style and provide listeners with progressive Southern Gospel sounds mixed with pop.

The Bowling Sisters are Hope, Katelanne and Gracie.  Their parents should be proud of what these young ladies have accomplished with The Beginning.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The stand out track on The Beginning is a song that doesn’t fit the Southern Gospel market, but it grabs your attention from the first note.  The pop infused, “Higher Ground” is a must listen! The haunting melody stays with you long after the song ends.
  • The most Southern Gospel friendly song is the latest radio single, “He Sees What We Don’t”.  Always hoped 11th Hour would release this song, but glad the Bowling Sisters decided to record it.
  • The girls go back to the late 1980’s to pick up, “He’ll Do It Again”.  This was the go to song for aspiring female vocalists during this time.  Glad to hear it re-done.
  • The Bowling Sisters also show their prowess on an a cappella rendition of the traditional hymn, “At The Cross”.
  • The youngest sibling, Gracie, absolutely pulls at your heart-strings with “Fragile Hearts”.  The vocal maturity she shows on this number is outstanding.
  • Mike and Kelly should be proud.  Hope, Katelanne and Gracie show maturity beyond their years in what they’ve provided listeners.
  • Strongest songs included in order:  “Higher Ground”, “He Sees What We Don’t”, “He’ll Do It Again”, “At The Cross”, “Fragile Hearts”, “You Brought The Sunshine” and “Forever”.
CRITIQUE:
  • The girls may have considered cutting the two weakest songs and leaving the listener with ten songs.  A running time of 49 minutes causes a bit of listener fatigue by the end of the recording.
  • Stylistically, The Beginning may be a bit too bold for a good chunk of Southern Gospel listeners.
  • Weakest songs included in order:  “Stronger” and “That’s What He’ll Be”.

WRAP UP:

The Bowling Sisters wowed me with what they provided listeners on The Beginning.  Their vocal maturity, considering their ages, has to be heard.

SONG/Featured Vocalist – Songwriter:  1. “So Smile”/Gracie – Lee Black, Ben Storie  2. “He Sees What We Don’t“/Hope – Amber Eppinette, Joseph Habedank  3. “Higher Ground“/Katelanne  4. “You Brought The Sunshine”/Ensemble – Elbernita Clark Terrell  5. “He’ll Do It Again”/Hope; Katelanne – Hazel Trubee  6. “Fragile Hearts”/Gracie – Jessica Campbell, Jason Cox, Sue C Smith  7. “Stronger”/Katelanne – Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena, Marius De Fries, Felix Howard, Johnny Lipsey, Heidi Range  8. “I Love The Lord“/Hope – Richard Smallwood  9. “Forever”/Katelanne – Christa Gifford, Kari Jobe, Brian Johnson, Jenn Johnson, Joel Taylor, Gabriel Wilson  10. “Nothing’s Too Big For My God”/Ensemble – Nancy Harmon  11. “At The Cross”/Ensemble – Isaac Watts  12. “That’s What He’ll Be”/Katelanne – Lee Black, Kenna West

Something Good: Kingdom Heirs

GRADE:  B-

  • Album:  Something Good
  • Artist:  Kingdom Heirs
  • Label:  Sonlite Records
  • Style:  Traditional
  • Release Date:  02/03/17
  • Digital Download:  Yes (Apple Music)
  • Running Time:  33 Minutes

SYNOPSIS:

This week we take a look at the latest album from the Kingdom Heirs, Something Good.  An album that seemed to be originally slated as a table project, but released on Sonlite Records.

The Kingdom Heirs continue to remain at the top of their game as it relates to giving listeners traditional Southern Gospel quartet music.  Something Good is also the first Kingdom Heirs album to feature Loren Harris.

The 2017 edition of the Kingdom Heirs is composed of Jerry Martin (tenor), Arthur Rice (lead), Loren Harris (baritone), Jeff Chapman (bass), Andy Stringfield (pianist), Dennis Murphy (percussion) and Kreis French (bass guitar).

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Kingdom Heirs may be the best they’ve ever sounded with Loren Harris in the group.  He is the highlight of Something Good.
  • The quartet have now recorded “Never Made A Promise” three times.  On A New Look (2015) featuring Brian Alvey, on Carolina Live (2017) featuring Andy Stringfield and now on Something Good featuring Loren Harris.  Third time is the charm as Loren’s version is the best.
  • Loren also brings a couple of songs he recorded when he spent time with the Perrys.  Both “Damascus Road” and “Calvary Answers For Me” are highlights.
  • I enjoyed the Kingdom Heirs cover of “Better Hurry Up” to close out the recording.  Great ensemble work!
  • One can’t go wrong recording a cover of the Squire Parsons classic, “Master Of The Sea”.
  • Jeff and Jerry trade verses on a nice version of the Ira Stanphill classic, “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow”.
  • Strongest songs included in order:  “Never Made A Promise”, “Damascus Road”, “Better Hurry Up”, “Master Of The Sea”, “Calvary Answers For Me” and “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow”.
CRITIQUE:
  • When an artist records a table project, the listener can expect songs that have been recorded a thousand times before.  In this case the listener is treated to “I Just Feel Like Something Good Is About To Happen” and “How Long Has It Been”.  Sadly, not long enough.
  • Eerily, I thought I heard Libbi Stuffle on “Calvary Answers For Me”.  I am certain they didn’t use the Perry’s recorded track??
  • Weakest songs included in order:  “How Long Has It Been” and “I’m Telling The World About His Love”.

WRAP UP:

For a table project, Something Good is quite enjoyable.  Sonlite Records picking the album up makes me believe they were in a hurry to get something out with Loren Harris.

SONG/Featured Vocalist – Songwriter:  1. “I Just Feel Like Something Good Is About To Happen”/Ensemble; Arthur – William J Gaither  2. “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow“/Jeff; Jerry – Ira Stanphill  3. “Damascus Road“/Loren – Kyla Rowland  4. “Master Of The Sea”/Ensemble; Arthur – Squire Parsons  5. “I Want To Walk With My Lord”/Ensemble – Squire Parsons  6. “Calvary Answers For Me”/Loren – Joel Lindsey  7. “I’m Telling The World About His Love”/Ensemble – Kenneth Fulkerson  8. “How Long Has It Been“/Jerry – Mosie Lister  9. “Never Made A Promise”/Loren – Lee Black, Sue C Smith, Kenna Turner West  10. “Better Hurry Up”/Ensemble – James B Paris

My Best Friend: Redeemed Quartet

GRADE:  C

  • Album:  My Best Friend
  • Artist:  Redeemed Quartet
  • Label:  Custom
  • Style:  Traditional
  • Release Date:  01/06/17
  • Digital Download:  Yes (Apple Music)
  • Running Time:  29 Minutes

SYNOPSIS:

This week we take a look at a new group by the name of Redeemed Quartet.  The group released a new album at the beginning of the year, My Best Friend.

Several weeks ago I had someone reach out to me and ask me to give a listen to Redeemed Quartet’s music and provide my thoughts.  I thought the best way to do that is give their latest album a review.

The quartet is made up of two sets of brothers.  Nate Duncan (age 20) sings tenor, brother Ben Duncan (22) sings lead, Caleb Koble (21) sings baritone and his brother Josh Koble (19) sings bass.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • One don’t need to listen long to know these young men have been influenced by the Inspirations.  Seven of the ten songs are former Inspiration songs.
  • The quartet is at their strongest when singing as an ensemble and that is no more evident than on their cover of the Inspirations classic, “Is That Footsteps That I Hear”.  The group released this song to radio as their first single.
  • The youngest member of the group, Josh, sings bass and does it quite well at his age.  His performance of another Inspirations cover, “It’s In The Savior’s Hands” deserves a listen.
  • Tenor, Nate and bass, Josh trade verses on “Eye Of The Storm”.  Another song originally recorded by the Inspirations.  The harmony work on the chorus is nice.
  • Caleb does a good job on yet another Inspirations cover, “I Will Praise Him”.
  • Redeemed Quartet reminds me of the Kingsboys when they were gaining national attention.
  • Strongest songs included in order:  “Is That Footsteps”, “It’s In The Savior’s Hands”, “Eye Of The Storm”, “I Will Praise Him”, “Hide Me Rock Of Ages” and “Meet Me At The Table”.
CRITIQUE:
  • One can listen to this recording and pick up on things that need some fine tuning.  These young men just need to continue singing and perfecting their vocal craft.  A listener can also hear the potential Redeemed Quartet has.
  • Weakest songs included in order:  “My Best Friend” and “I’ve Found A Faithful Friend”.

WRAP UP:

I am always happy to be introduced to new artists in Southern Gospel music.  This young quartet is keeping traditional Southern Gospel quartet music alive.  Here’s wishing Redeemed Quartet a bright future.

SONG/Featured Vocalist – Songwriter:  1. “Is That Footsteps”/Ensemble – Colber Croft, Joyce Croft  2. “My Best Friend“/Ben – Wayland Holyfield  3. “Eye Of The Storm“/Nate; Josh – Regina Stockdale  4. “I Will Praise Him”/Caleb – Tobey Schwartz  5. “Hide Me Rock Of Ages”/Ensemble; Josh – Brantley George  6. “I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You”/Ben – JB Lemley  7. “Land Of Living”/Nate – Ann Ballard  8. “Meet Me At The Table“/Ensemble – Ronny Hinson, Mike Payne  9. “I’ve Found A Faithful Friend”/Caleb – Leonard Fletcher  10. “It’s In The Savior’s Hands”/Josh – Squire Parsons

Turn The Page (EP): Misty Freeman

GRADE:  B+

  • Album:  Turn The Page (EP)
  • Artist:  Misty Freeman
  • Label:  Daywind Roots
  • Style:  Country
  • Release Date:  04/14/17
  • Digital Download?:  Yes (Apple Music)
  • Running Time:  22 Minutes

SYNOPSIS:

Today we take at a look at the new album (EP) from Misty Freeman; Turn The Page.  It has been ten years since Misty gave listeners a solo recording; What If I’m Right (2007).

This go around, Misty teamed with the Daywind, Roots record label to release Turn The Page.  Instead of releasing the traditional ten song album, Misty is giving listeners six songs.

Misty Freeman keeps Turn The Page country, a style that lends to her vocal and the years spent with her family group (Freemans).

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Misty’s vocal can be best compared to Bluegrass legend, Alison Krauss.  The stand out track on Turn The Page is the latest radio single, “A Day In The Life Of Jesus”.  A song that deserves a listen, no matter your musical taste.
  • The most thought-provoking, story in song is “The Sermon”.  It tells the story of a father’s passing and all the lives he touched through the life he lived.  Another must listen!
  • Misty shows the listener she can also tackle some up-tempo songs, the best being the bluegrass tinged “Garden Of Grace”.
  • The EP closes with another strong up-tempo number, “When God Speaks”.  When three of Southern Gospel’s greatest writers (Lee Black/Jason Cox/Kenna Turner West) come together, you know the song is gonna be good!
  • Kudos to Scott Godsey and Trey Ivey on making the production of Turn The Page meld perfectly with Misty’s vocal interpretations.
  • Strongest songs included in order:  “A Day In The Life Of Jesus”, “The Sermon”, “Garden Of Grace”, “When God Speaks” and “New Beginnings”.
CRITIQUE:
  • After listening to the strength of song selection on Turn The Page, Misty could have given listeners a full ten song recording.
  • Weakest songs included in order:  “Too Fast”.

WRAP UP:

Misty Freeman provides listeners one of the strongest recordings of 2017, among albums released to date.  The strength is choosing six superior songs and leaving off the fillers that bring down most recordings.

SONG (Style – All Songs Classify as County) – Songwriter:  1. “New Beginnings” – Don Poythress, Sue C Smith, Kenna Turner West  2. “A Day In The Life Of Jesus” – Lee Black, Jason Cox, Dustin Guarnere  3. “The Sermon”  4. “Garden Of Grace” – Jason Cox, Kenna Turner West  5. “Too Fast” – Mark Narmore, Kenna Turner West  6. “When God Speaks” – Lee Black, Jason Cox, Kenna Turner West

Another World: Southern Raised

GRADE:  B

  • Album – Another World
  • Artist – Southern Raised
  • Label – Stow Town Records
  • Style – Bluegrass
  • Release Date – 05/05/17
  • Available For Digital Download? – Yes (Apple Music)
  • Running Time:  48 Minutes

SYNOPSIS:

This week we take a look at the new album from Southern Raised, Another World.  This is the first album from the group released by Stow Town Records.

Southern Raised is a bluegrass ensemble.  Bluegrass gospel has had a place in Southern Gospel music as far back as the Lewis Family in the 1960s.  And one only need to look at the popularity of the Isaacs.

The Reith siblings, Lindsay (harmony vocals; fiddle/upright bass/resident songwriter), Sarah (lead/harmony vocals; banjo), Emily Grace (lead/harmony vocals; mandolin) and Matthew (harmony/bass vocals; acoustic guitar) make up Southern Raised.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sarah’s alto vocals lend to the albums best songs.  The top track on Another World is the title track.  This bluegrass ballad would be a good choice for Southern Gospel radio.
  • The second is another soothing ballad, “Instead”.  I don’t think its a coincidence that both songs were written by Jeffrey Bumgardner, Wayne Haun and Lindsay Reith.
  • One thing bluegrass music gives listeners is those rousing up-tempo numbers where the instruments are running at full speed.  Southern Raised excels at their musicianship.  They are among the best bluegrass musicians in the music industry.
  • The stand out up-tempo track is the Mark Mathes penned, “The Miracle In Me”.  Mark is a noted Southern Gospel songwriter.  This would make a great choice for Southern Gospel radio.
  • The group has some fun on “When Jesus Came Down”.  Another Southern Gospel friendly song that allows Matthew to do a bit of bass singing.  Reminiscent of classic Chuck Wagon Gang.
  • Emily offers another must listen on the bluegrass ballad, “Letting Go”.
  • The family show their instrumental genius on “Beethoven’s 5th”.  This is bluegrass at its best.
  • Strongest songs included in order:  “Another World”, “Instead”, “The Miracle In Me”, “When Jesus Came Down”, “Letting Go”, “Beethoven’s 5th” and “Up All Night”.
CRITIQUE:
  • A six and half-minute rendition of “I’d Rather Have Jesus” at the end of the recording is too much.  The entire album clocks in at 48 minutes. Yikes.
  • Weakest songs included in order:  “I’d Rather Have Jesus” and “Beautiful Moments In Time”.

WRAP UP:

Does one have to like bluegrass music to enjoy Another World by Southern Raised; probably.  One really only needs to enjoy genius musicianship coupled with angelic harmonies to give Another World a listen.

SONG/Featured Vocalist – Songwriter:  1. “Up All Night”/Emily – Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, Lindsay Reith  2. “Instead“/Sarah – Jeffrey Bumgardner, Wayne Haun, Emily Reith  3. “The Miracle In Me“/Emily – Mark Mathes  4. “Letting Go”/Emily – Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, Lindsay Reith  5. “That’s What Love Can Do”/Sarah – Jeffrey Bumgardner, Wayne Haun, Lindsay Reith  6. “Beautiful Moments In Time”/Matthew – Wayne Haun, Lindsay Reith  7. “Beethoven’s 5th”/Instrumental – Traditional  8. “Another World“/Sarah – Jeffrey Bumgardner, Wayne Haun, Lindsay Reith  9. “Wanna Be”/Emily – Wayne Haun, Lindsay Reith  10. “When Jesus Came Down”/Ensemble – Larry Joe Cousin, Rachel McCutcheon  11. “Like My Mother Does”/Sarah – Nathan Paul Chapman, Liz Rose, Nicole Williams  12. “I’d Rather Have Jesus”/Emily – George Beverly Shea, Rhea F Miller

God Still Delivers: Steve Hess & Southern Salvation

GRADE:  B-

  • Album – God Still Delivers
  • Artist – Steve Hess & Southern Salvation
  • Label – Mansion Entertainment
  • Style – Progressive
  • Release Date – 03/31/17
  • Available For Digital Download? – Yes (Apple Music)
  • Running Time:  35 Minutes

SYNOPSIS:

This week we take a look at the new album from Steve Hess and Southern Salvation, God Still Delivers.  This is the second recording from Southern Salvation to come across my desk.

The trio has a progressive Southern Gospel style that is reminiscent of early Poet Voices music, when they started as a vocal trio.

Steve Hess and Southern Salvation is composed of John McCall (tenor), Jay Arview (lead) and Steve Hess (baritone).

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The group won the song selection process for God Still Delivers.  One only need look at the songwriting credits to know they picked some winners.
  • The strongest song on God Still Delivers is a cover, originally recorded by Old Paths; “How Great The Debt”.  This Rebecca Peck/Dianne Wilkinson collab would be a strong radio single choice.
  • Lead vocalist Jay Arview is allowed to show his talent on God Still Delivers.  The title track and first radio single from the album needs to be the first song featuring Jay, you need to listen.
  • Follow up that up with a nice up-tempo selection, “Some Morning”. This song has 80’s Southern Gospel written all over it.
  • That Poet Voices comparison is no more evident than on the album’s opening track, “Watch Them Giants Fall”.  All three group members came together to pen this fun song.
  • Tenor vocalist, John McCall is strongest on the Dianne Wilkinson/Tony Wood penned, “Beyond The Blood”.
  • Steve Hess is featured on the country flavored, “God Knows What It Takes”.  Love the message in this Rusty Golden/Dianne Wilkinson co-write.
  • Strongest songs included in order:  “How Great The Debt”, “God Still Delivers”, “Watch Them Giants Fall”, “Some Morning”, “God Knows What It Takes” and “Beyond The Blood”.
CRITIQUE:
  • The Chuck Berry style guitar riffs at the beginning of “He Saw That It Was Good” didn’t quite fit the rest of the recording.
  • Weakest songs included in order:  “He Saw That It Was Good” and “Praise My Way Out”.

WRAP UP:

Steve Hess and Southern Salvation did what every group should strive for; top your previous recording.  God Still Delivers is the best recording I have heard from the group thus far.

SONG/Featured Vocalist – Songwriter:  1. “Watch Them Giants Fall”/Jay – Jay Arview, Steve Hess, John McCall  2. “Beyond The Blood“/John – Dianne Wilkinson, Tony Wood  3. “How Great The Debt“/Jay – Rebecca Peck, Dianne Wilkinson  4. “He Saw That It Was Good”/Steve – Dianne Wilkinson  5. “Some Morning”/Jay – Fred Hess  6. “God Still Delivers”/Jay – Marty Funderburk, John Mathis  7. “Praise My Way Out”/John – Phil Mehrens  8. “Love Was His Cross To Bear“/Jay; John – Sue C Smith, Dianne Wilkinson  9. “God Knows What It Takes”/Steve – Rusty Golden, Dianne Wilkinson  10. “Born To Fly”/Jay – Joseph Arview