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Free Flying Soul
Free Flying Soul
Genre: Christian
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CD Details

All Artists: Choir
Title: Free Flying Soul
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Tattoo Records
Release Date: 3/1/1996
Genre: Christian
Styles: Pop & Contemporary, Rock & Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 084418436248, 084418436224

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CD Reviews

Steve and Derri's Wild Kingdom?
Gordon Hackman | Buffalo Grove, IL | 04/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Choir has been putting out consistently really good music ever since their album "Chase the Kangaroo" came out in the late eighties, and "Free Flying Soul" is among their best. The melodies are strong, the arrangements interesting, and the lyrics are thoughtful and poetic. The sounds range from dreamy and shoegazerish, to driving and edgy. The songs, though diverse, fit together well, giving the whole thing a good sense of continuity and cohesion. The album is nicely bookended, opening with the whimsical "Salamander" which invites us to "climb on up. . .from the slippery dark", and ending with "The Warbler" with it's reminder that it's "already eleven o'clock." In between this opening invitation and concluding warning there is a heavy emphasis on relationships and family life, interspersed with spiritual reflection. Steve Hindalong is one who can write about ordinary life and family without coming across sounding corny or overly sentimental. Highlights are the beautiful "The Ocean" which celebrates the Body of Christ and the renewing love of God, the rocking "The Chicken", which takes a brutally honest look at the problem of evil and suffering, the humorous look at relationships in "Sled Dog", the confessional "If You're Listening", and the rolicking love song "Leprechaun". Every song on here is good though. Not an ounce of filler. One final interesting note: out of the twelve songs on this album, seven of them are named after some kind of animal life."
Free Flying Soul - one you need for your collection!
Brian Reaves | Anniston, AL USA | 10/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Of all the Choir's cd's (and I have all of the ones still in print and a couple of the ones that aren't), this one has the most "perfect" songs on it. "The Warbler" is a haunting song that you'll find yourself listening to time and again because the music and Derri's vocals make it perfect. "The Ocean" has a great chorus, and "The Chicken" has the best guitar riff I've heard in a long time. This cd is another great one from my favorite band, and it's excellent music to someone you might be talking to about God. The lyrics are deep and poetic, yet spiritual to the point that you can easily see the struggles of life in what's written. Buy this one and I can almost promise you that you'll be looking for their other cd's."
Why aren't The Choir rich and famous?
Craig Payne | Ottumwa, Iowa United States | 03/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Choir consistently got better and better with each new release until they hit "Free Flying Soul," their best yet. ("Flap Your Wings," after this one, is also full of excellent material, not quite as top-level as "Free Flying Soul," but musically and lyrically mature and powerful. If you want a good "greatest hits" package, their "Live at Cornerstone" is a wonderful recording, better in my judgment than "Let It Fly," their other live recording.) "Free Flying Soul" is one of the greatest Christian recordings--really, one of the greatest recordings, period--I've ever heard. It's difficult to describe, but here's a try: If you could combine Steve Taylor's lyrical wit and intelligence, a big dose of beautiful, off-the-wall poetry, U2's echo-chamber guitar, some cool feedback and massive guitar riffs, several dashes of fluid, tasteful bass guitar, some spacy, intriguing woodwind sounds, and several ingredients unique to this band--you'd get The Choir."