Just Over in Heaven

Just Over in Heaven

by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
     
 
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, without doubt the finest bluegrass gospel group performing today, seems unable to make a bad album, and Lawson's current lineup may be the best one he's ever had. Just Over in Heaven combines band arrangements with a cappella

Overview

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, without doubt the finest bluegrass gospel group performing today, seems unable to make a bad album, and Lawson's current lineup may be the best one he's ever had. Just Over in Heaven combines band arrangements with a cappella numbers, but even when the instruments are playing the vocal arrangements are at the center of the group's sound; where most bluegrass bands use standard parallel harmonies in their gospel arrangements, Lawson's approach is far more complex and is rooted equally in shape, note, and African-American gospel traditions. On tracks like "I Am Glad" and "We Need the Light" the parts move in intricate counterpoint, like cogs in a perfectly designed watch; the sound borders on that of a barbershop quartet. In fact, that effect is a little bit cloying on one or two tracks (notably "Listen to the Bells"), but, for the most part, this album succeeds spectacularly and is highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2000
Label:
Sugarhill
UPC:
0015891391120
catalogNumber:
3911
Rank:
156540

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Doyle Lawson   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Dale Perry   Banjo,Bass (Vocal),Acoustic Bass
Barry Scott   Guitar,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Doug Bartlett   Fiddle,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Jamie Dailey   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal),Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Doyle Lawson   Producer,Liner Notes,Remixing
Wesley Easter   Engineer,Remixing

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