Tag: Reunion Records

March 29, 2023

Song of the Day: Gary Chapman - Heal Me

Pulling from my childhood, Gary’s The Light Inside was a constant in my CD player. I know he’s country, but he also rocks w/ Floodgates & other tracks Finally, Sweet Glow of Mercy & album opener Where are the Broken Hearts? are 90s staples. He was formerly married to Amy Grant which was pretty big news back in the day. Check him out as he has done multiple endeavors over the years. And, he is NOT the Gary Chapman who wrote the Five Love Languages. Continued →

March 24, 2023

Song of the Day: Elim Hall - Hypothermia

Elim Hall was ahead of their time in so many ways. It’s a real shame that they are just a blip on the radar screen of indie rock nowadays, as their preeminence is hard to over state. One of the earliest alternative rock bands to be signed to a major label in the CCM market, their only label release was snappy, melodic, memorable, and well-produced (somewhat surprisingly by Gary Chapman, along with veteran Jesus rocker Tim Marsh). This Canadian band wrote incredibly catchy, somewhat complex (for pop music) songs that were primarily in the power pop realm, but infused with touches of new wave and at times a punk-like urgency.… Continued →

December 31, 2022

Song of the Day: Larue - Tonight

I have dug this song from when I first heard it when it came out. The 2 piece is a brother & sister duo that primarily did pop rock that explored CCM radio back in the early 2000s. They were in their mid teens when they started. The band resonates with me also as both were homeschooled just like me. Both pursued soloist careers after they released 3 LPs together. Check out these lyrics. & hope y’all have a great safe New Years! It’s a beautiful pain When Your grace shines and touches my face I know Your love I’ve heard it sung a thousand times before But still I cry for more Surrender to my Lord And tonight and the rest of my life I want to live for You Still I cry for You Continued →

June 10, 2022

Song of the Day: The Awakening - Don't Wait for Me

The Awakening was a progressive pop-rock/AOR band from Canada, active in the 1980s–not to be confused with the goth/industrial band from South Africa. This Awakening was poppy enough to be CCM-adjacent (in fact, this is probably the poppiest SOTD I’ve ever featured), but yet had a slight progressive/alternative edge that set them apart from other bands. The band released three albums, culminating in their excellent Into Thy Hands (Reunion Records, 1988). It featured 12 tracks of progressive pop goodness, not too dissimilar to 80s-era Yes. Lyrics were filled with encouraging but never preachy biblical references.… Continued →

September 11, 2021

Diving Deep into Shoegaze

So a new friend or acquaintance finds out you’re into music. The inevitable question follows: “what kind of music do you like?” How honest are you? Do you simply say, “I like a little bit of everything?” You know that’s not true. You can’t stand Matchbox 20. Do you try something a little more honest, but still generic, like, “mostly rock stuff.” No, that won’t work either–they might think you mean Lynyrd Skynyrd. Or are you blatantly honest with them, knowing they are unlikely to have a clue what you mean: “my favorite genre is probably shoegaze.”… Continued →

May 10, 2014

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January 24, 2014

REVIEW : Casting Crowns - Thrive

Casting Crowns release their long-awaited new album 'Thrive' this coming Tuesday, featuring the hit song 'All You've Ever Wanted' and other standouts like 'Thrive', 'This is Now' and 'Broken Together'. Their most musically diverse album to date, check out the review.

January 23, 2014

January 7, 2014

December 19, 2013

October 16, 2013

October 2, 2013

REVIEW : Steven Curtis Chapman - The Glorious Unfolding

Veteran singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman is back, with his first studio album full of all new material on Reunion Records, 'The Glorious Unfolding'. From 'Love Take Me Over' to 'Take Another Step' and 'Finish What He Started', here is the review of an album that's a throw-back musically to the days of 'Declaration' and 'Speechless', and a certain standout in CCM in 2013 so far!

September 26, 2013

September 6, 2013

August 23, 2013

August 13, 2013

REVIEW : 1 Girl Nation - 1 Girl Nation

1 Girl Nation, possibly the first Christian band to form via audition, release their debut album next week Tuesday (20th August), featuring their hit song 'While We're Young', and other standout tracks 'Turn Around', 'Love Like Crazy' and 'Count Your Rainbows'. Check out the review of one of my favourite albums to be released in August 2013.

August 1, 2013

July 2, 2013

May 30, 2013

REVIEW : Tim Timmons - Cast My Cares

Worship leader Tim Timmons releases his first label-fronted album 'Cast Your Cares' next week (4th June) via Reunion Records. Check out the review from an artist who continually finds the joy and perspective in a life ridden with a decade living with cancer.

April 1, 2013

REVIEW : Kerrie Roberts - Time For The Show

Kerrie Roberts releases her second full-length album 'Time for the Show' on April 2nd 2013, with hit song 'Finally Home' and other standouts 'In Your Sight', 'Masterpiece' and 'What are You Afraid Of?'. Check out the review of one of my favourite albums this year.

January 22, 2013

December 28, 2012

October 13, 2012

REVIEW : Steven Curtis Chapman - JOY

Steven Curtis Chapman releases his 3rd Christmas album, 'JOY', on Tuesday October 16th, with 6 self-penned Christmas melodies as well as arrangements of favourite Christmas classics to create one of the most ingenious Christmas albums of the year. Check out the review.

October 4, 2012

REVIEW : Brandon Heath - Blue Mountain

Brandon Heath's 4th studio album, Blue Mountain, releases this upcoming Tuesday (October 9th) and is a departure from his trademark CCM sound to incorporate country music within his faith-filled message. Check out the review.

August 15, 2012

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May 13, 2012