Michael Card - The Early Years (Repackage) Audio Samples Available

The Early Years (Repackage) by Michael Card

Cross Rhythms Rating: 6/10
CD: Album
Tags: Roots/Acoustic, CD, Album
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days
10-track retrospective from the highly respected singer/songwriter.

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  1. 1. To The Mystery
  2. 2. Celebrate The Child
  3. 3. Joseph's Song
  4. 4. Immanuel
  5. 5. The Nazarene
  6. 6. Scandalon
  7. 7. Forgiving Eyes
  8. 8. God's Own Fool
  9. 9. The Final Word
  10. 10. Joy In The Journey
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Reviewed by Matt Crossman

Michael Card's pedigree is matched only by the sheer scale of his productivity - a quick glance at his discography on the Cross Rhythms website shows no fewer than 50 entries. So why should you buy this dip into his back catalogue above all the others - especially as it's a repackage of a 1996 release? Well, the songs are an odd meld of artful crafty poems set to backings of expressive piano and swooping orchestral grandeur with the occasional picked acoustic and '80s electro drum loop. Occasional tinges of country, Celtic and even Bruce Hornsby show through on some songs, though the subject matter stays firmly within the great themes of the story of Jesus - incarnation and salvation in particular. The songs also see Card poetically exploring the humanity behind biblical characters such as Joseph on "Joseph's Song". There's even a rare chance to hear a remastering of the title track from the 12 inch 'Scandalon' released in 1985. If you haven't come across this artist before this might be one to try out - but I can't help feeling that if you know him already you'd have most of these tracks at your disposal. I usually say that compilations such as these are for the casual CCM nostalgists seeking a trip down memory lane.

Style: Roots/Acoustic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 19734
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Sparrow SPD68375
Items: 1
Release Date: 2006

10-track retrospective from the highly respected singer/songwriter.

Michael Card - Soul AnchorMichael Card - Soul Anchor
Roots/Acoustic CD Audio Samples Available


For more information about Michael Card, check the Michael Card Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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