CD Rated: Liberty Quartet (Timeless Treasured Hymns 2)

A Nutshell Review

Rating: 3 1/2 Stars

Producers: Royce Mitchell and Doran Ritchey
Website:
www.libertyquartet.com

Song Titles: “Jesus Saves,” “Have Thine Own Way, Lord,” “My Savior’s Love”/”And Can It Be?,” “Battle Hymn Of The Republic,” “I Will Praise Him”/”Doxology,” “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder”/”Hallelujah! We Shall Rise,” “Blessed Assurance,” “Trust And Obey,” “Christ Arose”/”Christ The Lord Is Risen Today,” “Count Your Blessings,” “No Not One,” “Crown Him With Many Crowns”/”Sevenfold Amen,” “Soldier Medley” (“Leaning On The Everlasting Arms,” “Sound The Battle Cry,” and “Onward Christian Soldiers”), and “Abide With Me”

A few random observations. The tracks for this CD feature recognizable players such as Gary Prim, Kelly Back, and Bruce Watkins. I could be wrong, but the featured singer on “Blessed Assurance” sure sounds like a woman. The CD booklet is no help in providing her identity. I noticed some slight pitch and blend issues in the vocals. Overall though, this is a fairly good quality recording…there are no glaring insufficiencies, and the arrangements are interesting enough to avoid being predictable. If you enjoy four-part hymn singing without too much complexity or over-sell, check out Timeless Treasured Hymns 2 by Liberty Quartet. They aren’t Gold City, but they sound pretty good.

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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 SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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