CD Review: Miles Pike – Timeless Truth

CD Review: Miles Pike – Timeless Truth

Miles PikeProducer: Tommy Cooper

Song Titles: Revive Us Again; Creed; How Deep The Father’s Love For Us; The Church’s One Foundation; Praise To The Lord, The Almighty; Let Us Love And Sing And Wonder; I Sing The Mighty Power Of God; Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee; How Firm A Foundation; O Holy Night; The Power Of The Cross; Crown Him With Many Crowns; High And Lifted Up/Hallelujah Chorus

Website: milespikemusic.com

RATING: 4 1/2 Stars (1-5 scale)

The source material for Miles Pike’s latest CD spans hundreds of years. Timeless Truth is heavy on hymns as you might expect from the title, but he has also included some recent tunes like Rich Mullins’ “Creed,” “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us” by Stuart Townend and “The Power Of The Cross” also written by Townend along with Keith Getty. Classic hymns like “Revive Us Again,” “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” and “Crown Him With Many Crowns” sound right at home beside these tracks. The production quality on this recording is excellent, but more than that, the style of this collection is consistent.

Pike could have taken the easy way out with his liner notes by listing all the older hymns as “Public Domain,” but instead, he has meticulously credited the songwriters and the year each song was written. He even includes the approximate year for a scripture recitation from the book of Acts. I applaud him for including these details.

Pike’s vocals convey confidence and conviction. As a soloist, he has the range and skill to keep it interesting without over-singing. For Timeless Truth, he enlisted a virtual Who’s Who of musicians and background vocalists.

I’ve never heard Miles Pike sing in a live concert setting, but I have followed his career for several years. He continued to send CDs for review even after I pointed out some flaws (constructively, of course) in his past work. I am pleased to report that Timeless Truth is Pike’s best release to date, and I recommend it for your consideration. I look forward to hearing what he does next.


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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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  1. Reply May 05, 21:34 #1 yankeegospelgirl

    Fascinating. I have to confess that I wonder how well Rich Mullins’ “Creed” could work without just replicating the original arrangement. Melodically, if you strip it down, there’s not much there, but the hammered dulcimer brings it to life.

    • Reply May 05, 22:26 admin Author

      He has samples on his website.

  2. Reply May 09, 11:14 #2 Danna Sims

    I have seen and heard him in concert and he is amazing. I am not an expert in music by any means, but I do know that he puts his whole heart and his love for the Lord into every note. He is an amazing young man and has a wonderful family who has put many prayers and time into helping Miles reach his goal in life. I have never heard anyone be able to sing every octave from high tenor to low bass. He has an amazing talent that comes from the Lord. God bless you Miles and family and keep up the good work.

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