What a Wonderful World: 26 Inspirational Classics by Anne Murray (CD, Oct-1999, 2 Discs, CMG Music Group Gospel)
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|Record Label:||CMG Music Group Gospel|
|Genre:||Contemp. Gospel, Gospel|
|Number Of Discs:||2|
1. I Hope This Day Is Good Lord
2. Amazing Grace
3. Lean on Me
4. Lord Jesus Just a Closer Walk With Thee/Take My Hand Lord Jesus: Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Take My Hand
5. Let It Be
6. Softly and Tenderly
7. Let There Be Love
8. I Believe in You
9. It Is No Secret
10. What a Wonderful World
11. Peace in the Valley
12. The Other Side
13. The Old Rugged Cross
1. I Can See Clearly Now
2. In the Garden
3. You've Got a Friend
4. Whispering Hope
5. Put a Little Love in Your Heart
6. How Great Thou Art
7. Song of Bernadette
9. Bridge over Troubled Water
10. If You See My Saviour
11. Jacob's Ladder
12. Nearer My God to Thee
13. The Lord's Prayer
|Playing Time:||128 min.|
|Producer:||Anne Murray, Tommy West|
Personnel includes: Anne Murray (vocals); Tommy West (vocals, organ, keyboards); Dawn Lanstroth (vocals); Aidan Mason (acoustic, electric, slide & classical guitars); Michael "Pepi" Francis (acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin); Marie Berard, Adele Armin (violin); Steven Dann (viola); Richard Armin (cello); Vernon Dorge (soprano & alto saxophones); Doug Riley (piano, organ); Steve Sexton (organ, keyboards); Brian Barlow (vibraphone, marimba, percussion); Peter Beakney (fretted & fretless basses); Peter Cardinali (bass); Barry Keane, Gary Craig (drums, percussion); Tuka Matthews, Amy Sky, Dawn Cumberbatch (background vocals).Recorded at Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.Personnel: Anne Murray (background vocals); Sharon Williams, Vivian Williams, Colina Phillips, Jackie Richardson (vocals); Aidan Mason (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, classical guitar); Michael Francis (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin); Marie Berard, Adele Armin (violin); Steve Dann (viola); Richard Armin (cello); Vern Dorge (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Doug Riley (piano, programming); Tommy West (organ, keyboards, background vocals); Steve Sexton (organ, keyboards); Brian Barlow (vibraphone, marimba, percussion); Peter Bleakney (fretless bass); Barry Keane, Gary Craig (drums, percussion); Dawn Cumberbatch, Tuku Matthews, Rique Franks, Amy Sky (background vocals).Audio Mixers: L. Stuart Young; Joel Kazmi.Recording information: Metalworks Studios, MS.Arrangers: Anne Murray; Tommy West.WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD was originally released as a two-CD set of spirituals and inspirational pop songs in 1999. The 2008 edition cuts the selection from 26 to 14 songs, eliminating most of the classic gospel hymns and focusing primarily on Anne Murray's sweet-toned easy-listening versions of stalwart pop tunes like the Beatles' "Let It Be," Jackie DeShannon's "Put A Little Love In Your Heart," and Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The elimination of most of the straight gospel material (cut down to a handful of songs in the disc's second half, including "Amazing Grace," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "How Great Thou Art") brings the set more in line with Murray's usual secular releases, which have a similar focus on well-known pop covers.
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- guess1013Jan 7, 2015by
Thanks for Anne Murray.
Great singer. Great music. Perfect combination. It's amazing how some performers seem so effortless while providing an extraordinary product. The only distraction comes when we lay-people attempt to sing along with her. Better to listen silently and just appreciate her great vocal qualities.
- pattijo1430May 8, 2013by
Arrangements have a fine style, lively and easy to sing along with!
I have bought 4 copies at different times, 2 were gifts for others. One song, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, was one my dad used to sing as he got ready for church on Sundays. Her lively rendition was better than the other 4 artists I tried. I find her arrangements easy to sing along with. Fine album!
- couchpotato_donJun 10, 2012by
Such a joy in my soul.
The music is so wonderful. Anne Murray's voice touches the heart so well and so easily. My Aunt shared the CD with me years ago. After she passed away I forgot the joy I felt from the music. Now that i have the CD i feel that joy again.<br><br>It really is a great blessing. Reminds of those happy moments with my Aunt.
- elceeem8837Feb 2, 2012by
A WONDERFUL CD BY A WONDERFUL VOICE
What a wonderful CD of Anne Murray.26 of her best inspirational songs all put together on Two 13 TRACK CDs.Great songs from a great voice.A must for all her fans, and lovers of inspirational music.
- harry6788Jan 10, 2012by
Inspirational Music. Highly recommended
I am a great admirer of Anne Murray and have been gradually building my collection. This album contains many memorable tracks song in Anne's inimitable style. Her rendition of "Bridge over Troubled Waters" compares very favourable to any other interpretation I have heard. The album has a mixture of other classics as well as some spiritual songs/hymns. Don't be put of by these as Anne delivers some of these these in uptempo manner. If you like Anne Murray you will love this CD. highly recommended!!!