Press Onby Selah
Contemporary praise trio Selah put a modern spin on classic inspirational music with their beautifully simple debut, Be Still My Soul -- and brought home a 1999 Dove Award in the process. Press On, the group's sophomore release, takes that basic concept and steps it up a notch. The trio's rich harmonies are embellished/i>/i>/a>… See more details below
Contemporary praise trio Selah put a modern spin on classic inspirational music with their beautifully simple debut, Be Still My Soul -- and brought home a 1999 Dove Award in the process. Press On, the group's sophomore release, takes that basic concept and steps it up a notch. The trio's rich harmonies are embellished with lush production, while the song selections have been broadened with a healthy dose of gospel and blues. Of course, Press On, offers plenty of the harmony-rich traditional hymns that first earned Selah kudos: Nicol Smith, Todd Smith, and Allen Hall have the ability to take a well-worn hymn like "How Great Thou Art" (or, for that matter, pop fare like the Beatles' "In My Life") and breathe such life into it, they can almost reinvent the song. But where Be Still My Soul was a quiet, introspective affair, Press On, is energetic and uplifting. Songs like gospel standard "Hold On" and a bluesy rendition of "Amazing Grace" show off all of Nicol Smith's smoky soulfulness -- surely hers is one of the best voices in the business this side of Ashley Cleveland. Special treats include the Congolese hymn "Yesu Azali Awa," a joyous number performed in tribute to the Smiths' youth in Africa, and "Deep (Way Down)," which is full of rousing, hand-clapping, foot-stomping praise. Legendary singer Russ Taff lends his stellar talents to "Were You There," an extra-nice treat on what is already an excellent collection. Could there be more Doves in Selah's future? It would seem so.
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- Curb Records
Performance CreditsSelah Primary Artist,Track Performer
Russ Taff Track Performer
Duawne Starling Background Vocals
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This is one of the best CDs I have ever heard. I highly recommend it along with the first one 'BE STILL MY SOUL'. Hymns-Worship.
I can't imagine that anyone would fail to be inspired by the warm, gutsy harmonies of Selah. This cd gives glory to God with each song while offering variety and dimension. The music is rich and inspires the soul. A sure-fire winner. I can't wait to purchase their next cd when it is released.
THIS IS A MUST HAVE
Every song on this CD is so anointed you won't have to try and find a favorite because they will all minister to your spirit! I gave this CD to a friend who was going through a very difficult situation and he said the song "Press On" was the only thing that helped him get through the day (besides prayer, of course). He played it every morning on his way to work. I haven't gotten my CD back yet. :)
Can I find this recording anywhere with the excerpts inserted from Bush speeches.
I went to one of their concerts in Dallas and it was fantastic! Such a blessing! This CD is wonderful!