Michael Card - The Ultimate Collection Audio Samples Available

The Ultimate Collection by Michael Card

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Roots/Acoustic, CD, Pop, Album, Recommended, Top Rated
24 tracks from 1988 to 1994 by the veteran US singer/songwriter.

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  1. 1. The Beginning
  2. 2. Lift Up The Suffering Symbol
  3. 3. How Long-
  4. 4. Spirit Of The Age
  5. 5. My Help
  6. 6. Heal Our Land
  7. 7. Joseph's Song
  8. 8. Celebrate The Child
  9. 9. The Nazarene
  10. 10. The Basin And The Towel
  11. 11. Arise, My Love
  12. 12. Crown Him
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Reviewed by John Fisher

Singer/songwriter and author Card has been in the music business for over 25 years and has managed to release just as many albums (including other collections). This compilation is a part of a series from EMI which features other well known recording artists in the history of CCM which includes Keith Green, Twila Paris and Petra amongst others. Here we are presented with 24 songs covering a 16 year period from the years 1988 (with tracks from 'The Beginning') to 1994 ('Joy In The Journey'). Mostly the songs featured deal with biblical themes, such as "The Beginning" which is based on the book of Genesis, the life of Christ in "Why?" and the Christian walk on "Celebrate The Child". Included in this compilation is, of course, Card's best known song "El Shaddai" with its use of both the Hebrew language and English. On the whole this double album is a good representation of Michael Card's work with its acoustic and Celtic tinges and its insightful theological lyrics. But one criticism would be that being an ultimate collection I would have liked to have seen included tracks from all his CDs. Mind you, that would have required a triple CD.

Style: Roots/Acoustic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 18820
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Sparrow SPD55088
Items: 1
Release Date: 01 Jul 2006

24 tracks from 1988 to 1994 by the veteran US singer/songwriter.

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Roots/Acoustic CD Audio Samples Available


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Posted by Trevor Kirk in Stoke-on-Trent, England at 16:29 on Nov 13 2006

I suppose you could say that it's the ultimate collection of the tracks he recorded for Sparrow, contractual reasons would preclude the inclusion of his early Milk & Honey stuff, and his later independent work. BTW, the collection covers 11 years, as 'Known By the Scars', which became part of what became 'The Life' trilogy in 1988, came out in 1983.

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