- Blessed Assurance
- Softly and Tenderly
- I Love to Tell the Story
- When We All Get to Heaven
- 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
- In the Garden
- Are You Washed in the Blood?
- I'll Fly Away
- What a Friend We Have in Jesus
- Standing on the Promises
- Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
- Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
- The Old Rugged Cross
- How Great Thou Art
- I Want to Stroll Over Heaven with You
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It's not as momentous as the record Elvis Presley wanted to make for his mother in 1954, but the disc Alan Jackson recorded as a Christmas present for his mom turns out to be one of his finest moments. Here Jackson parlays his personable tenor and deep religious conviction into a 15-song revival service that is at once intimate, unassuming, and moving. Backed only by acoustic guitar, piano, and organ, with a smattering of background vocals (his wife and daughter join him on "'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus"), Jackson respectfully offers moving testimony on some landmark Baptist hymns, including: "Blessed Assurance"; the comforting hymn of invitation "Softly and Tenderly"; a spirited, acoustic guitardriven rendition of the evergreen "I'll Fly Away"; and an emotional reading of "The Old Rugged Cross" that is as commanding in its low-key way as was Tennessee Ernie Ford's awesome, stentorian reading of nearly 50 years ago. Not the least of the treasures is a version of the oft-recorded "How Great Thou Art," heard regularly in country churches across the land -- with only a piano, lead voice, and backup singers, straightforward and stripped of bombast, its unambiguous message of devotion is made doubly potent in its stark rendering here. Tennessee Ernie's Sings 22 Favorite Hymns album, released in 1956, stayed on the Album Chart for 277 consecutive weeks. Precious Memories is unlikely to enjoy such a run, but no one who likes Alan Jackson will ever forget it.
Performance CreditsAlan Jackson Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Gary Prim Organ,Piano
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Brent Mason Acoustic Guitar
Keith Stegall Piano
Melodie Crittenden Background Vocals
Ali Muhammed Jackson Background Vocals
Technical CreditsJohn Kelton Engineer
Keith Stegall Producer,Audio Production
Albert E. Brumley Composer
Jamie Tate Engineer
Helen H. Lemmel Composer
Joseph Scriven Composer
George Bennard Composer
Charles C. Converse Composer
Stuart K. Hine Composer
Matt Rovey Engineer
C. Austin Miles Composer
Ron Roark Graphic Design
Dani Jackson Vocal Assistance
Billy Jones Photo Assistance
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Alan Jackson can sing the old hymns better than anyone I know! His sincerity comes through clearly in his singing, and I expect he has sung these old hymns many times in some fine, old churches.