This new collection of beloved worship standards and classic hymns is poised to expand on Randy's recent success. The all-acoustic album is superbly produced with bluegrass/country instrumentation and Travis' unmistakable voice. Traditional hymns like 'Just a Closer Walk with Thee', 'Blessed Assurance' and 'How Great Thou Art', are the perfect match for Randy's baritone. It's the more modern worship songs like 'You Are Worthy Of My Praise', 'Open The Eyes Of My Heart' and 'Above All' that are the most pleasant surprise with fiddle, mandolin, guitar and acoustic-bass giving new life to these songs of praise. Also, Third Day's Mac Powell makes a special guest appearance on 'Love Lifted Me.'
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Review 1 for Worship & Faith, Compact Disc [CD]
Date:August 6, 2008
I love this CD. I actually had it already but I used it so often in my car that I finally just scratched it up too badly to play, so ordered a replacement from the Christianbook.com site!
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Review 2 for Worship & Faith, Compact Disc [CD]
Date:March 25, 2005
WORSHIP & FAITH Truly TraditionalIf you are one of those fans searching your radio dial for some good southern gospel or traditional country gospel music, search no more. All you need to do is take a listen to Randy Travis' recent release "Worship & Faith." The third gospel release by this great artist in the same number of years differs this time from those previously released by offering some of the best-loved well-known songs in the Christian arena. Whereas "Inspirational Journey" in 2000 and "Rise and Shine" in 2002 offered primarily new Christian material, this latest release offers songs many can relate to from their childhood memories.Sung like only Randy could sing them, this CD offers such gospel ballads as "Peace in the Valley," "How Great Thou Art," "Blessed Assurance," "In the Garden," to the more upbeat songs such as "Sweet By and By," "I'll Fly Away," "Love Lifted Me," "Will the Circle Be unbroken," and many more. For those more familiar with the "praise and worship" songs often sang in many of the churches of today, Randy's rendition of songs such as "Open the eyes of My Heart," "You Are Worthy of My Praise," "Above All," and "We Fall Down" are truly breath-taking.Backed by only acoustical blue-grass musical arrangements, no one could be more convincing in his dedication to a music ministry than that baritone sounding voice of Randy Travis.Whether you are familiar with the more traditional hymns or the less familiar worship and praise offerings, with 20 songs in all you will find there is a little of something for everyone on this CD. You may also want to check out the DVD of this same title offering a live performance of many of these songs. The DVD was recorded At Calvary Baptist Church in Florida.