Audio Mini-Review: The Taylors – Faithful Again

by David Bruce Murray | May 12, 2018 2:00 PM

Faithful Again was recently released by StowTown Records, and is the third project recorded by The Taylors since joining the label in 2014. This collection features nine songs and clocks in at 35 minutes. The Taylors, as you may already know, are a trio consisting of siblings Jonathan, Suzanne, and Chris.

I am most impressed by The Taylors on songs where Suzanne takes the melody, so it’s not at all a criticism when I report that five of the nine songs on Faithful Again feature Suzanne on melody and/or solos. “Love Still Flows” and “Every Hallelujah” are both upbeat tracks featuring Suzanne. The former is a bluegrass-influenced toe-tapper while the latter is piano driven. “Making Me Stronger” is a mid-paced feature for Suzanne with an orchestrated track that includes some compelling strings passages. She also shares the melody on “The Sweetest Name I Know” and carries the melody throughout “Honored, Exalted, & Glorified,” a great song previously recorded in 2004 by the Christ Tabernacle Choir.

My rating for this CD is 3 1/2 stars on a scale of 1-5 Stars. The production quality and song selection on Faithful Again are good, just as I’d expect from a major record label. I just wish the vocal harmonies were more balanced in terms of matching energy levels, tones, and dynamics.

Label: StowTown Records
Song Titles: Faithful Again; Anything Less; Love Still Flows; Every Hallelujah; Mountain Of Sorrow; Making Me Stronger; I Pray Every Day; The Sweetest Name I Know; Honored, Exalted, And Glorified
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars

This review is based on the Spotify stream which you can preview for yourself in the player below.

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