John Michael Talbot – The God Of Life – 1984

I find it increasingly difficult to review John Talbot’s albums. The albums are quite good but they just aren’t my style and they are very repetitive. That said this album did differ a bit in style with a little less guitar and a little more symphonic sound. There’s even a celtic track which was a nice change from him. The album actually several instrumental tracks which I didn’t appreciate as much. So while I complain that John’s stuff all sounds the same to me I guess I’m kind of proven wrong with this album.

1 – Glory To Thee O God Of Life – 3:04
2 – God – 1:53
3 – In The Name Of God – 6:43
4 – Peace – 4:47
5 – Betwixt Me – 4:50
6 – Belfast – 1:58
7 – The Eyes Of The Great God – 2:57
8 – Holy God Of Truth – 2:45
9 – Healer Of My Soul – 3:35
10 – The Meadow – 1:46
11 – Thanks To Thee – 4:43
12 – Father Make Me Holy – 2:36

Art Direction [Cover Coordination] – B. Charlyne Hinesley
Backing Vocals – Terry Talbot, Wendy Hofheimer
Bagpipes [Highland Bagpipes, Uilleann Pipes], Hurdy Gurdy – Michael Hubbert
Cello – Alan Dalziel
Concertmaster – Sidney Sax
Conductor – John Leonard
Cover [Cover Design], Design [Lyric Sheet Design] – Marlene Bergman
Design [Lyric Sheet Design] – John Taylor
Dulcimer [Hammered Dulcimer] – Carole Koenig
Engineer – Darrell Powell, Peter Hayden, Ron Capone
Engineer, Mixed By – Mike Ross-Trevor
English Horn – Malcolm Messiter
Flute – Edward Becket
Harp [Celtic Harp, Troubadour Harp] – Gayle Levant
Illustration [Front Cover Illustration] – Christine Soldenski
Orchestra – National Philharmonic Orchestra Of London
Producer – John Michael Talbot
Producer, Arranged By, Orchestrated By, Conductor – Phil Perkins
Tin Whistle – Michael Harriton
Vocals [Solo Voice], Guitar, Banjo, Backing Vocals – John Michael Talbot

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Hearn Records Fund II, Ltd.
Copyright © – Hearn Records Fund II, Ltd.
Recorded At – The Barn
Recorded At – Westwind Studio
Recorded At – Weddington Studios
Recorded At – CBS Studios, London
Mixed At – CBS Studios, London
Lacquer Cut at – Future Disc

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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

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