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The Prodigal Comes Home by Michael English

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, MOR / Soft Pop, Chart, Top Rated, Airplay
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The one time CCM star returns with an album linked to his recent autobiography.

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  1. 1. Sanctuary
  2. 2. Feels Like Redemption
  3. 3. Break Through
  4. 4. The Only Thing Good In Me
  5. 5. Don't Think I'm Not Thankful
  6. 6. Redeem Me
  7. 7. Time
  8. 8. A New Day
  9. 9. Have A Little Faith In Me
  10. 10. The Prodigal Son
  11. 11. Right Where You Are
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

It is all but impossible to listen to this album without focusing on Michael's lurid history, particularly as this album is released in conjunction with a tell-it-all autobiography. Although English is no songwriter and here uses the material of such highly gifted songsmiths as Matthew West, Tony Wood and John Hiatt many of the songs are open about human frailty and give glory to God's grace over our continuing human failings. English is particularly frank in his vulnerability on the piano-led ballad "Redeem Me" (penned by Australia's Peter Penrose and Sam Mizell) and the same honesty crops up on "Don't Think I'm Not Thankful" (written by Neil Thrasher and Michael Dulaney) which has a country edge to it. Throughout the production by big hitters Mark Miller (Casting Crowns) and Shaun Shankel (Natalie Grant) is top rate while Michael's Cocker-ish interpretation of Hiatt's "Have A Little Faith In Me" is blue eyed gospel at its best. I know some critics may be a little uneasy with the enthusiastic way in which Michael's testimony of past failings is now being marketed but few can argue about the quality of his return to the CCM scene.

Style: MOR / Soft Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 44788
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Curb 8790262
Items: 1
Release Date: 30 Apr 2008

The one time CCM star returns with an album linked to his recent autobiography.

CCM legend Michael English returns with a powerful and moving album. He has been through a lot in the last few years, battling with addictions, depression and a very public fall from grace. Having experienced a truly 'prodigal son' experience and found himself reunited with the God and the faith that had at one point seemed so distant, he returns here with what may be the best album of his career to date.

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