Garth Hewitt - Stealing Jesus Back British Product Audio Samples Available

Stealing Jesus Back by Garth Hewitt

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: Roots/Acoustic, CD, Album
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Latest release from the UK's veteran singer/songwriter, centred around justice.

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  1. 1. Eternal Echoes
  2. 2. Stealing Jesus Back
  3. 3. Way Of Peace
  4. 4. Too Many Crows
  5. 5. Apocalypse Jackson
  6. 6. Death Of Trees
  7. 7. Traditional Palestinian Lament
  8. 8. Humans Too
  9. 9. Umthombo Tree
  10. 10. Raise The Flag
  11. 11. Towards A Promised Land
  12. 12. In The Quiet
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Reviewed by Ewan Jones

The title track of Garth's latest album is a clever rally cry for Jesus' followers to "steal back" Jesus and show him to the world through acts of peace and love, creative expression, humility and care for the oppressed and the weak. Clever stuff though I understand Tony Cummings on the Rimmerama programme suggested the need for an "answer" song which examined the need to "steal back" Jesus from the left wing liberal intelligentsia with their unbiblical obsessions and reductionist Gospel. Elsewhere on the album we've got "Eternal Echoes", an opener which sets the theme - "We are what we do with our silence../Eternal echoes are leading me with the silent voice of love." It is a journey which resonates with God's story - trees, deliverance, justice, mercy, peace and a journey towards the promised land (with a neat little personal touch). Hewitt writes clever and often moving lyrics that shift skilfully between sharp indictments, then humour, the desperate cries of the weak to a message of hope though his rudimentary vocals are an acquired taste. The arrangements here veer from traditional hoe-down country/folk music to beautiful Eastern instrumentation. With echoes of Cash and Dylan this album is definitely worth a listen though the highly derivative sleeve photography shows the singer trying a little too hard to be Britain's answer to The Man In Black.

Style: Roots/Acoustic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 20184
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: ICC ICC0993D
Items: 1
Release Date: 2006

Latest release from the UK's veteran singer/songwriter, centred around justice.

Garth's reputation as one of the best of his kind is not without good reason with a career spanning over three decades his songs have been heard the world over. ‘Stealing Jesus Back’ brings you Garth's most significant offering to date and is destined to be the album to prove that the best is worth waiting for! With echos of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and even some old style gospel and hints of other lands thrown in for good measure this album brings Garth's usual no frills message as well as some brilliant lighter moments.

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Roots/Acoustic CD British Product Audio Samples Available


30 years of bite sized Christian messages by a veteran British troubadour.

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A Cliff Richard produced album endeavouring to make Garth into a bona fide pop act.

For more information about Garth Hewitt, check the Garth Hewitt Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by King David in Jerusalem, Israel at 06:08 on Dec 14 2007

Your British government issued the White Paper in 1939 which prevented my people Israel from seeking refuge in their promised land, thus sending them to their deaths in the gas chambers of Europe. Remember that. The Lord God does.

P.S. Echoes of Dylan, eh? "Neighborhood Bully" echoes through the halls of truth.

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