Pilgrims & Prodigals

Pilgrims & Prodigals

by Annie Moses Band
     
 

The members of Annie Moses Band would balk at having a Prince song title used to sum up the tone of their latest album. But something in the water of Pilgrims & Prodigals does not compute. At its heart, this Nashville-based septet is an old-school country-folk band, appearing on the album cover in closely matching outfits, brandishing…  See more details below

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The members of Annie Moses Band would balk at having a Prince song title used to sum up the tone of their latest album. But something in the water of Pilgrims & Prodigals does not compute. At its heart, this Nashville-based septet is an old-school country-folk band, appearing on the album cover in closely matching outfits, brandishing acoustic instruments. But that translates on this record as a buffed and polished contemporary Christian pop sound. Sometimes, that works quite well, as on the stunning and simple "Love Song." For the rest of the album, though, the trappings of modern post-production do a disservice to the raw beauty of Annie Wolaver's singing, and the fine instrumental prowess of her bandmates. There are glaring examples all over this disc. The instrumental "Blarney Stone" makes a rousing Celtic melody come off like elevator music; their not-so-gentle gender switching "Girl of Constant Sorrow" is turned into bluegrass lite; "Where Do We Go from Here" is an odd, disco-flavored country tune given a weird, flighty vocal turn by Moses. These are early days yet for the band, so hopefully a producer will grasp onto the talent embedded within the group and tease it out. But until then, the Annie Moses Band will remain a buffed and polished work-in-progress. ~ Robert Ham

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2012
Label:
Manalive Records
UPC:
0080856010729
catalogNumber:
10729

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Annie Moses Band   Primary Artist
Tom Hemby   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
George Marinelli   Electric Guitar
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow   Drums
Michael Omartian   Percussion,Piano
Pete Huttlinger   Acoustic Guitar
Bill Wolaver   Piano,Keyboards,Group Member
Mark Hill   Bass
Mario DaSilva   Acoustic Guitar,Classical Guitar
Robin Wolaver   Vocals,Group Member
Jeremiah Wolaver   Guitar,Group Member
Javier Santiago   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Mario Sangermano   Bass
Alex Wolaver   Viola,Vocals,Group Member
Benjamin Wolaver   Cello,Group Member
Camille Wolaver   Harp,Keyboards,Group Member
Gretchen Wolaver   Mandolin,Violin,Group Member
Berklee Wolaver   Vocals,Group Member
Annie Dupre   Violin,Vocals,Group Member
Prelude Trio   Background Vocals
Joshua Carswell   Vocals

Technical Credits

Lesley Duncan   Composer
Jeff Balding   Engineer
Terry Christian   Engineer
Charles Fox   Composer
Michael Omartian   Composer,Producer
Annie Wolaver   Composer
Bill Wolaver   Arranger,Composer
Russell Hall   Director
Traditional   Composer
Robin Wolaver   Composer,Executive Producer
Alex Wolaver   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Visual Editing
Benjamin Wolaver   Composer,Visual Editing
Chris Lisle   Lighting Director
Brad VanDemark   Visual Editing,Authoring
Tom Clynes   Executive Producer
Scott Dupre   Engineer
Norman Gilbel   Composer

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