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David Phelps – ‘Hymnal’ album review
4 Overall Score

Label:

Spring House

For Fans Of:

Gaither Vocal Band

We Like:

"It Is Well"

David Phelps – ‘Hymnal’ album review

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The musical prelude that opens David Phelps’ new album, Hymnal (buy), serves as a sonic forerunner for what the listener can expect from this 18-track set. Phelps’ presence already guarantees an incredible vocal performance, and the title succinctly tells the album’s inspiration and content, but the eclectic prelude eventually gives way to a wider variety of arrangements than you might expect. The plaintive “In The Garden” is followed by the punchy strings of “How Great Thou Art.” A spirited “Battle Hymn Of The Republic” comes before an a cappella version of “Amazing Grace.” Phelps’ vocal is the highlight, especially on “It Is Well,” and longtime Gaither Vocal Band fans will love this new hymns project from one of the most talented singers in the industry.

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Matt Conner
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Matt Conner is a writer/editor who has interviewed approximately 2,000 musicians, authors, directors, actors and other artists. He’s the Managing Editor for PledgeMusic, a former editor with Vox Media, and writes regularly for numerous print- and web-based publications, including Under the Radar, Relevant and the Indianapolis Star.

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