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Heart Of Hearts by Rob Mathes

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Pop, CD, Album, Recommended, Top Rated
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  1. 1. Let The Children Come
  2. 2. My Eyes Are Closed
  3. 3. We The Childen Come
  4. 4. Gracious Good Shepherd
  5. 5. Psalm 139
  6. 6. Spirit And The Child
  7. 7. Prologue
  8. 8. Credo
  9. 9. Sing Hallelujah
  10. 10. Troubled Today
  11. 11. Meditation On Heart Of Hearts
  12. 12. Where Do I Turn
  13. 13. Five Sparrows
  14. 14. Saviour's Heart
  15. 15. Star Bright
  16. 16. Holy Hill
  17. 17. In My Heart Of Hearts
  18. 18. I Want To Hear The Bells
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9/10

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Let's see...pianist, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and producer, Rob Mathes is clearly talented. For years, he was part of Chuck Mangione's group. Musical credentials established, panoramic is probably the best way to describe Mathes' marriage of pop, jazz, choral, gospel, brass and classical styles. This is actually a concept album containing "In My Heart Of Hearts" and "Let The Children Come", both of which are song cycles - a group of songs with a narrative theme. Musically, this is sophisticated stuff, musically polished and refreshingly different from the Nashville scene. The album deals with issues of faith and existence and these are portrayed both musically and lyrically. There is a wonderful spine chilling moment where the gospel exuberance of "Sing Hallelujah" clashes with the classical brass opening of "Troubled Today" to paint a realistic picture of the clash between doubt and faith. Clever stuff! Outstandingly performed, I particularly liked the Sting-like vocal of "Gracious Good Shepherd" and the funk and truth of "Five Sparrows". This album has everything except the kitchen sink - lyrical themes that stimulate both brain and spirit and musical brilliance seldom experienced in Christian music. A rewarding listen if you take the time to enjoy it.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 7589
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Night Music Productions NM3001D
Items: 1
Release Date: 1992













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