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|2nd Chapter of Acts|
The Roar of Love: A Musical Journey Into the Wonder of C.S. Lewis' Narnia
Genres: Alternative Rock, Christian
Get the music of Narnia from C.S. Lewis beloved books, "The Chronicals of Narnia". "The Roar of Love" will take you on a musical journey to Narnia, sung by the award-winning group, the 2nd Chapter of Acts. This extraordi... more »
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Get the music of Narnia from C.S. Lewis beloved books, "The Chronicals of Narnia". "The Roar of Love" will take you on a musical journey to Narnia, sung by the award-winning group, the 2nd Chapter of Acts. This extraordinary world - Narnia - is a magical land situated somewhere between the lampost and Cair Paravel on the western sea. But don't try to find it on a map, for it won't be there. Which isn't to say that Narnia is a figment of one's imagination. Oh no, it's much more than that. it's a place you'll more likely to find in your heart, as you embrace its wonders with your spirit.
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Great in 1978. Still magical in 2005.
S. Prein | Kennewick, WA | 01/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I received my "Roar of Love" CD in the mail today and it is playing right now! This is the soundtrack of Narnia and my youth. It is all here: the Lamp post, the Witch in her sleigh, the Stone Table and the Lion who is a lamb. If you know and love "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" you will hear it come to life in these songs from 2nd Chapter of Acts.
The "Gifts From Father Christmas," although listed as track 7 is actually at the end of track 6 and is one of my favorites. But for me "I've Heard the Stars Sing Before" is the best; a very "2nd Chapter of Acts" sound without being as 1970's as the "Witch's Demise." The stars singing also harkens the image of the creation of Narnia from "The Magician's Nephew."
I loved this ablum as a kid and now I can enjoy it as a "grown-up" without the skip in the "White Stag" song like my LP had! I can't wait to share the music with my young son when we start reading the Chronicles of Narnia together."
Notice how many 5 star reviews there are? :)
Gary Sellars | 07/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I cried when I saw all the 5 star reviews and read them. I'm 53 yrs. old and Annie Herring (clearly most responsible for the 2nd Chapter's sound) and her sister and brother are my favorite group of all time. I've cried and worshiped with their music more times than I can count and love them like they're my family ... but hey, they are! :).
Different albums have been my favorites at different times and their music really communicates genuine love for Jesus.
I wish everyone knew and loved their music and their (our) Lord.
BTW, these guys were together for 17 yrs. and haven't recorded together for longer than that. It was sad to hear them announce that the Lord told them to dissolve the group. It was probably at the height of their popularity.
Just one of the coolest albums ever made, that's all
R. J. Tuggy | Georgia, USA | 11/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a little sad when I turn on Christian radio stations and hear boring, boring music, most of the time with lyrics that are little more than syrupy drivel. There ARE some fantastic and musically innovative groups making overtly gospel-oriented music these days, but they aren't that popular - and I don't know if any of them approach the talent and impact of The 2nd Chapter of Acts.
Yes, this is dated sounding. Crazy synthesizers/organs, bouncing bass lines, the whole nine yards. But it is darn good.
For starters, the two-sister-one-brother group has the tightest harmonies, widest range, and most flexible voices of any non-classical group that I'm aware of. If you think Dixie Chicks, Avalon, Point of Grace, or any of the newer groups when you think harmony, you're in for a surprise, because none of them can do what 2CoA can do. There are jaw-dropping melodic acrobatics in here.
Secondly, the subject matter is just good to start with. Lewis' story can stand the culture-wrenching transformation from mid-century England to 70's America - not that the album changes the story, but it certainly sets it in a sound that wouldn't come to mind while reading the books. Anne Herring didn't draw on just The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in writing these lyrics - several lines allude to things you only read about further in the Narnia series.
My only complaint about this album being on CD is that you won't get the fabulous artwork that emblazoned the LP. It was a fold-out cover with beautiful color paintings on all four panels. Luckily I color-copied the sleeve my mother had before it got moldy in the basement...oh well, what we give up for convenience and storage space."