Glad - Floodgates

Floodgates by Glad

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: Pop, CD, Album
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Condition: Used - Very Good

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Reviewed by Chris Tozer

Once upon a time most Christian albums were recorded in Los Angeles. Nowadays Nashville, Tennessee is where it all happens. But here's one album that proves there is life outside of the capital of country music. It was chiefly recorded in Purcellville, Virginia hometown to American vocal band Glad. Purcell himself would have loved the singing of these guys. Though known of late for their acappeIIa performances, on this album they only down tools for one track - "Hallelujah" - a song on a par with Annie Herring's "Easter Song". Coincidentally, the set opens with another 2nd Chapter Of Acts 70s classic - "Which Way The Wind Blows". The remaining tracks are either written by members of Glad or tailor made for them. There's nothing controversial here, with songs about God's kingdom on earth and other themes from the gospels, but the predictability of the lyrics are happily made up for by the quality of the music. A dazzling production by lead vocalist Ed Nalle brings out the best in the band's instrumental work that is almost equal to their renowned vocals. So having proven that they can play brilliantly as well as sing, let's hope the next album displays a more original standard of lyric writing. You can do it, guys!

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 13168
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Benson 8441829592
Items: 1
Release Date: 1992
Glad - Acapella HymnsGlad - Acapella Hymns
Hymnody CD Audio Samples Available


Glad - The Symphony ProjectGlad - The Symphony Project
MOR / Soft Pop CD Audio Samples Available


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Posted by Nancy in Minnesota at 13:48 on Feb 14 2006

I fell in love with this album. I had it as an audio tape, which has since 'bit the dust'. I can't seem to find it in cd form. Anybody out there who has it? This is one incredible album.

Posted by Owen in North Carolina at 21:51 on Sep 12 2006

I grew up listening to my parents copy of this album on tape. For Christmas several years ago, I bought them a copy on CD, and when we listened to it I was again astonished by the quality of this music.

Unfortunately I don't think Floodgates had meant quite as much to my parents as it meant to me as it eventually got lost.

Maybe I'll get a copy on E-bay if it ever shows up again. I'm still singing the songs twelve years after I first heard them, and at least three or four years after I've even heard any of them...

Posted by Tim in Minnesota at 20:03 on Dec 15 2006

I found Floodgates easily on a search for "Glad" at and it is very affordable. This one is a must have for Glad fans.

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