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Slow down as you approach the gate, and have your change ready....
Artist: Radney Foster
Label: Devil’s River
Time: 13 tracks / 45 minutes
My first thought when seeing the title of this album and the cover was that Radney was taking a shot a Gospel music. Well, to some extent yes he is, but this record is much more than that.
Brought on by the passing of his father , Foster digs into many topics including mortality, joy, and doubt amongst others. He mixes all these up within the context of rock, country, folk, gospel and yes even a bit bluegrass.
The album opens up with the rockin’ track “A Little Revival”. As Foster sings:
Hey that kid with the guitar in the subway
From there it moves into song “Forgiveness”:
Forgiveness, everybody needs itDefinitely words that most of us realate to.
Another song that really stuck with me was the song “Angel Flight." It is a song about the fallen troops and their final flight home on their way to their final resting place. Apparently the proceeds from this song will go to a charity that helps military families that have gone through this tragedy.
Two other songs, “Trouble Tonight” and “Shed A Little Light” will have you up out of your chairs and wishing you could be in the church or concert hall where this is being performed.
This isn’t a “Christian” record and probably won’t find it’s way onto CCM radio and that’s alright. The lyrics aren’t heavy handed but Foster gets his point across very well.
I encourage everyone to grab
it and take a listen. It’s a beautiful/well-written testament from
one of country music’s best songwriters.