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Caedmon's Call (Mcup)
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Christian
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Robyn P. (makesomebodyhappy) from WAYCROSS, GA
Reviewed on 6/30/2007...
I will never forget the first time I listened to this cd. I was riding to a student government meeting about 3 hours away from the college I was attending. I was crying by song two. This Cd hit me hard. Caedmon's Call was the first time I realized what really good Christian music was like. This one is probably still my favorite. They are by far the best Christian music has to offer.
Sarah S. from HILLIARD, OH
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
Excellent quality original w/case and artwork!
G. Williams | Louisiana | 02/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD by the advice of a friend of mine who had been a fan since their days as an independant band, and from the first time I heard the song "Lead of Love", I was hooked. This is truly an outstanding band that I would recommend to anyone. From textured vocal and guitar harmonies to deep, poetic lyrics, this album has it all. Caedmon's Call is devoted mostly to reaching college students, and as a college student myself, I can affirm that this album really inspires and challenges the listener to think. It's not about in-your-face preaching or evangelizing or shoving religion down people's throats, but it's about sharing their faith openly and honestly, and presenting that message in a loving and understanding way. The songs are really easy to relate to; it's as if they're saying "We know what you're going through and how you feel." Although the music is creative and artistically crafted, it doesn't overpower the lyrics. These guys play with conviction and passion. But the main thing I like about this band is their image; they don't come across as rock stars or as preachers, but as regular people like you and me, struggling to live Christ-like lives in a world that seems so far away from God. Their humility and honesty is a true example of preaching the gospel by *living* it, and "using words when necessary" as St. Francis of Assisi once said. I'm eager to see this band in concert (Hey guys...PLEASE come to Louisiana!!!), and I'm eagerly awaiting the release of their next album in April."
"though I questioned the sky"
NotATameLion | Michigan | 04/05/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One thing you can say about Caedmon's Call: they have never made a weak album. While I must admit I have not yet heard the latest CD, "Back Home," the four I have heard are outstanding. This self-titled album is an earlier one, but already it is marked by mature writing, a distinctive sound-world and excellent artistry. There is not really a weak song on this disc. All the original material is great; the cover of Rich Mullins's "Hope to Carry On" is excellent. The lyrics on this album blow me away--some examples:"Though I questioned the sky, now I see why--
Had to walk the rocks to see the mountain-view...
Looking back I see the lead of love." (Lead of Love)"And the least of these
Look like criminals to me,
So I leave Christ on the street" (This World) "Everyday when I get up, I see folks trading in their crowns
For all these paper-plastic lives...
Opiate for the masses' hounds..." (Standing up for Nothing)"What crimes have you committed...?
Demanding such penance...
Couldn't wait for five more minutes...
And a cry for help?" (Center Aisle)"You stripped the trees of Lebanon--
Now you're stripping me--
Of the bark of false morality
And the bite of selfish greed" (Coming Home)There is a depth: musically, lyrically, and in Christian maturity, to this album that you would not naturally expect early on in a group's career. It has borne itself out over time in the work of this band. I recommend this disc and the rest of Caedmon's Call's music wholeheartedly."