Richard Phillips - Inspirations British Product Audio Samples Available

Inspirations by Richard Phillips

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Ambient/Meditational, Album, Instrumental
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-10 days
12 piano instrumentals, mostly based on Salvation Army hymns and songs.

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  1. 1. Love Cannot Fail
  2. 2. Prayer Of Jabez
  3. 3. Flag Of Freedom
  4. 4. In Christ Alone
  5. 5. Joy, Peace And Happiness
  6. 6. In His Time
  7. 7. Osbourne Selection
  8. 8. Put Your Hand In The Hand
  9. 9. Praise You
  10. 10. Flight Of The Bumblebee
  11. 11. The Power Of Your Love
  12. 12. Somebody Prayed For Me
  13. 13. Thank You For The Music
  14. 14. I'll Follow Thee
  15. 15. Esher
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Reviewed by Andy Cooper

Richard Phillips is a pianist with a long career as a musician in the Salvation Army. Richard plays his own arrangements of hymns and songs that inspire him, with friends and colleagues joining in with extra brass, woodwind and occasional percussion. Many of the melodies would be unknown to non-SA members, but a couple are more widely recognised such as Stuart Townend's "In Christ Alone" with a rousing brass intro (though it ends up a bit military sounding with added marching snare drum) and Geoff Bullock's "The Power Of Your Love" which is tastefully reserved as a piano solo. One of the most beautiful moments of the album is right at the start, with an impressionistic (Debussy style) arrangement of General Larsson & Gowans' "Love Cannot Fail". One of Richard's own compositions follows, "Prayer Of Jabez", with a delicate and beautiful oboe solo. The piano accompanies with simple yet fluid arpeggios like a Schubert song. Following this, the musical journey veers off into all kinds of directions (marches, ragtime, light jazz, even an Abba hit) which tend to distract from the more intimate and meditational classical arrangements and hymns. "Somebody Prayed For Me" and "In His Time" are two later highlights which allow space for the listener to relax and absorb the meaning of the unsung words (thoughtfully provided in the sleevenotes). One small irritation for classical hi-fi buffs is the sound quality of the piano recording: it's not bright or clear enough, but instead sounds slightly muffled. But the playing and arranging is masterful.

Style: Ambient/Meditational
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 77598
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Salvationist Publishing & Supp 24997
Items: 1
Release Date: 2008

12 piano instrumentals, mostly based on Salvation Army hymns and songs.

Richard Phillips - The Sound Of InspirationRichard Phillips - The Sound Of Inspiration
Ambient/Meditational CD British Product Audio Samples Available


The followup to the piano instrumental album 'Inspirations'.

For more information about Richard Phillips, check the Richard Phillips Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by jay sargent in staines at 11:11 on Nov 5 2013

is there available on cd the music and words for the sound of inspiration; the music of your love. thanks

jay sargent's rating: 9/10

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