Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship & Praise

Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship & Praise

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by Randy Travis
     
 

If 2004's Passing Through was comprised primarily of inspirational songs with a modern bent, Randy Travis's 2005 follow-up Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship and Praise acts as its flip-side, being devoted largely to traditional spiritual songs. More than that, the songs on Glory Train are by and large classicSee more details below

Overview

If 2004's Passing Through was comprised primarily of inspirational songs with a modern bent, Randy Travis's 2005 follow-up Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship and Praise acts as its flip-side, being devoted largely to traditional spiritual songs. More than that, the songs on Glory Train are by and large classic Black gospel tunes, which is something that Travis hasn't explored before, and his mild stretching here results in a splendid album. Not only does he tackle standards like "Sing Down Chariot" and "Oh Death" along with several Sister Rosetta Tharpe tunes, including "This Train" and "Down by the Riverside," he brings in the Blind Boys of Alabama for harmonies on several songs. Although there are a few detours into tasteful, calm contemporary inspirational material, such as "Shout to the Lord," this grounding in classic gospel gives this album both gravity and soul, and when Travis marries this sound to his light, clean, impeccable neo-traditional country, the results are enormously appealing. This is a warm, relaxed, friendly, soulful album that's arguably Travis's best gospel album to date.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
Label:
Word Entertainment
UPC:
0080688640224
catalogNumber:
886402
Rank:
56052

Tracks

  1. This Train
  2. Swing Down Chariot  -  Blind Boys of Alabama
  3. Precious Memories
  4. Shout to the Lord
  5. Down by the Riverside
  6. Nothing But the Blood
  7. Were You There?
  8. Up Above My Head (I Hear Music in the Air)  -  Blind Boys of Alabama
  9. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
  10. Heart of Worship
  11. Jesus on the Main Line
  12. Through the Fire  -  Crabb Family
  13. Here I Am to Worship
  14. Oh Death
  15. Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares
  16. Since Jesus Came into My Heart
  17. O How I Love Jesus
  18. Are You Washed in the Blood
  19. Precious Lord, Take My Hand

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Travis   Primary Artist
Anderson   Acoustic Guitar
Cindy Walker   Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Chimes,Cymbals,Bass Drums,Jew's Harp,Tambourine,Bells,Timpani,Snare Drums,Vibes,Djembe,Cajon,Shaker,Clay Drums,Hand Drums
Chip Davis   Background Vocals
Sidney Cox   Background Vocals
Suzanne Cox   Background Vocals
Dennis Crouch   Bass
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Larry Franklin   Fiddle,Mandolin
Paul Franklin   Pedalbro
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Tony Harrell   Accordion,Harmonium
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Brent Mason   Acoustic Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Lisa Silver   Background Vocals
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Kris Wilkinson   Viola
Craig Duncan and the Smoky Mountain Band   Hammered Dulcimer
Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson   Harmonica,Bass Harmonica
Randy Kohrs   Dobro
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,12-string Guitar,Soloist,Hi String Guitar (Acoustic),Guitar (Resonator),Archguitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Larry Beaird   Acoustic Guitar
Casey Wood   Tambourine,Bells,Snare Drums,Hi Hat
Billy Davis   Background Vocals
Christina Ketterling   Background Vocals
Pastor Matthew Hagee   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Kyle Lehning   Producer,Audio Production
Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Composer
Bergen White   String Arrangements
Jason Lehning   Engineer
Robert Lowry   Composer
Darlene Zschech   Composer
Richard Logsdon   Art Direction
Michael Aldridge   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Elisha A. Hoffman   Composer
Matt Redman   Composer
Casey Wood   Engineer
Katherine Petillo   Art Direction
Sean D. Jacobs   Engineer
Gerald Crabb   Composer
Dave Estridge   Vocal Arrangements
Dolores Hessinger   Wardrobe Assistant
Charles H. Gabriel   Composer

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