Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Lower Lights - "A Hymn Revival" Volume 2


(Mormon) acoustic old-time hymn-playing ensemble The Lower Lights have just issued Volume 2 in their series 'Hymn Revival'. Some great classics here. Some of these are new to me and without having researched them yet they may well be Mormon standards. So, not sure if this should be regarded as (to use an Old Testament term) "food sacrificed to idols", but musically speaking some of these recordings are terrific. it's ironic that whilst many 'mainstream' evangelical churches even here in relatively conservative Northern Ireland are ditching these centuries-old hymns and spiritual songs, that others are recognising their quality and are taking hold of them for today.