Vince Gill and Sonya Isaacs help on ‘Drifting Too Far From The Shore’, another lovely track.
‘I’ll Fly Away’ has energy and commitment, as does ‘Victory In Jesus’.
It’s a fun song, whose central theme is one to which most of us can relate: This is a song that could have bit a big hit in the US for someone if it had come along 20 years earlier.
There is also a decent amount of original material on the album, the best of which is “She’s On The Way” an upbeat number that Mizzell wrote himself about his new wife and daughter.
Grade: A Bradley Walker, Carl Jackson, Chris Stapleton, Garnet Bowman, Jimmy Fortune, Kris Kristofferson, Marijohn Wilkin, Morgane Hayes, Oak Ridge Boys, Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Ronnie Bowman, Sharon White, Sonya Isaacs, Stanley Brothers, The Isaacs, Val Storey, Vince Gill Produced by Wayne Thorose, Robert Mizzell’s latest offering was released late last year.
Carl Jackson and Val Storey add harmony vocals, and a little steel guitar ornaments the track.
A thoughtful, sincere version of ‘The Old Rugged Cross’, also introduced with some gorgeous steel, is even better. From the southern gospel tradition, Alison Krauss adds an angelic harmony to ‘Angel Band’.
Although contains a fair amount of remakes, they are all well done, and thanks to its generous 15 tracks, there is also a decent amount of new material.
The album comes across as a bit incohesive — at times it seems like a hits compilation since the songs don’t always share a common theme; however, I enjoyed listening to this more than anything else that I’ve heard lately, with the possible exception of Zephaniah OHora’s album.