Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A PROVERBS CHRISTMAS
'Reason for the Season' was on LONESTAR'S 2000 album THIS CHRISTMAS TIME, and reflects on the true meaning of Christmas: "He is the reason for the season/He is the Light that shines on our lives/The baby Jesus born in God's grace so we all might rejoice on this day." The song begins with Dave Daw on lead vocals and I would have liked him to carry the whole vocal for a bit of variety. 'The Christmas Song' seems aimed at a more senior audience and would fit nicely on Tillsonburg's EASY 101 FM.
'The First Noel' is again easy listening and I recommend it to fans of later era Point of Grace harmonies. 'Silent Night' is given the acappella treatment and features Dave's bass. It is clear that the Proverbs could do an entire acappella album that would be quite enjoyable! The album concludes with Steve Chapman's 'The Mystery of the Season' which speaks of a desire, yes a longing, to be with family at Christmas: "It sends me down the highway to feed a hunger in my soul/I drove all day to get here as if I had control/And the cars out in the driveway tell me I am not alone/It's the mystery of the season/One by one comin' home."
On CHRISTMAS-OUR FAVOURITE TIME OF YEAR, the Proverbs don't murder the classic carols as some have, and that is something to be thankful for. The album could have been improved by including more faster, joyful sounding tunes given the occasion. I'm giving this one a 78%. It would be a nice addition to your Christmas music collection. For more info or to purchase, please visit http://www.theproverbs.com/. Thanks to Dave, Kathy, and Karyl.