Thank You For The Roses
My Rating = 3.5 / 5
The new release by the Primitive Quartet for 2007 is entitled Thank You For The Roses. Keeping with traditional PQ style, the musicianship is top-notch. I know that some of my readers aren’t as fond of Bluegrass gospel as I am, but the Primitive Quartet is one of the few Bluegrass gospel groups that get played on Southern Gospel radio stations.
This new project is a good project. It’s not my personal favorite of their releases but there are some good song choices. “There’s A Man In Here” and “Peter, Do You Love Me” are from previous projects, but have new vocals and new instrumentations (although the latter song is A Cappella).
The song “Cane River Revival”, penned by Reagan Riddle, is quite personal to me. Some of you may recall my posting on the Singing News forums about the 6-week revival that took place in my county last year. It was dubbed the Cane River Revival due to the fact that the meetings took place outdoors under a giant tent beside the Cane River in Burnsville, NC.
I was fortunate enough to be the bass guitar player for the meetings and was there every night. I’ve never seen such a moving of the Holy Spirit and our county did have revival. There were thousands gathered each evening to hear Dr. Ralph Sexton, Jr. bring a revival message. We also had the Primitive Quartet on stage with us one evening and over 4,000 people that attended that service under the big tent; thus the inspiration for the song, “Cane River Revival”.
My personal favorite song from the album is “This One Thing I Know” with Randy Fox taking the lead vocals. Other favs of mine from this album are “There’s A Man In Here”, “Cane River Revival”, and “There Is Joy In Heaven For Me”.
Track list for the project:
- Cane River Revival
- That Soldier Was Me
- There’s A Man In Here
- He Is Mine And I Am His
- The Light Of That City
- This One Thing I Know
- Peter Do You Love Me
- Thank You For The Roses
- God’s Sweet Heaven
- There Is Joy In Heaven For Me
You may have noticed the image below the CD artwork.? This is my new rating system for album reviews.? Ratings go from 1 – 5 with 5 being AWESOME.