For God and Country

For God and Country

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For God and Country

Released in the stunned wake of the 9/11 tragedy, For God and Country compiles a number of patriotic and consoling songs that many Americans no doubt found solace in during those unsure weeks. Songs such as Sandi Patty's performances of "Star Spangled Banner," "God Bless America," and "Amazing Grace"; the Annointed's "Send Out a Prayer"; Amy Grant's "Helping Hand"; and Lee Greenwood's "We the People" embody much of what this album offers the listener: partly a sense of patriotism and pride, partly a sense of nostalgia and perspective. It's hard to imagine these songs carrying any more weight than they did in the final months of 2001 when many Americans began re-evaluating their sense of patriotism and nationalism while many simultaneously sought out music such as this out of fear and insecurity. However, removed from that moment in time, these songs suddenly sound strangely secular and a bit overwrought, particularly when they're compiled together on one collection like this. In fact, by the end, if you can make it to the end, the power these songs embody becomes sadly diminished. Either way, you're probably not going to find a collection that features as many patriotic songs as this, even if Sandi Patty performs all three of the heavy-hitters.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/02/2002
Label: Word Entertainment
UPC: 0080688619626
catalogNumber: 886196

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Greenwood   Track Performer
First Call   Track Performer
Amy Grant   Track Performer
Larnelle Harris   Track Performer
Russ Taff   Track Performer
Wayne Watson   Track Performer
Bill Champlin   Track Performer
Kenny Marks   Track Performer
Anointed   Track Performer
Point of Grace   Track Performer
Vestal Goodman   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Sandi Patty   Arranger
Claire Cloninger   Arranger
Mark Funderburg   Executive Producer
John Stafford Smith   Composer
Gary Oldenbroek   Engineer
Francis Scott Key   Composer
Chris Frazer Smith   Cover Design,Cover Photo

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