CD Rated: Dale & Cheryl Golden (Hymns Of Gold I)

Artist: Dale & Cheryl Golden
Title: Hymns Of Gold I
3 1/2 Stars

Nutshell Analysis: This new CD by Dale & Cheryl Golden includes twenty familiar hymns in a Country style. These are simple arrangements, sung simply and I must say, simple is often better. I wasn’t particularly impressed by the last CD that the Goldens sent me for review, but this is definitely a step in the right direction. While their vocals still fall short of blowing me away, I’m able to get a better sense of their unique vocal personality this time around. This combination of familiar words sung in a non-complicated manner over non-complicated but good quality music tracks is more effective. Although Hymns Of Gold I is lacking some in the creativity department, there’s enough variety and a unifying style/theme that runs through the recording. The graphic design features too much garish chartreuse green…ugh! (Hire the design out next time, Dale!)

Those two points aside, Hymns Of Gold I is a pleasing improvement.

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David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both and David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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