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Starkindler: A Celtic Conversation Across Time
Genres: Pop, Christian
There are more glamorous artists in the contemporary Christian music stable; there are surely those with a slicker, more pop-based sound. And then there is Michael Card, Bible scholar, teacher, and musician. Not unlike Jo... more »
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There are more glamorous artists in the contemporary Christian music stable; there are surely those with a slicker, more pop-based sound. And then there is Michael Card, Bible scholar, teacher, and musician. Not unlike John Michael Talbot, with whom he made the somewhat controversial Brother to Brother album, Card seems beyond such worldly concerns, crafting intelligent parables and homilies in deceptively simple structures. Following that logic, while a cursory look might poise Card as a bandwagon jumper, Starkindler: A Celtic Conversation Across Time is a bountiful harvest of rhyme and reason; all the better to glorify the fundamental truths of Christ-centered worship. "Be Thou My Vision" and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul" are but two outstanding examples. From their humblest beginnings, many of our most familiar hymns are rooted in centuries-old traditional Irish tunes, and that is the premise on which Starkindler is built. Thoughtful arrangements incorporate fiddle, harp, and tin whistle to Card's uniquely chorded guitar work. --Paige La Grone
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Kindle my heart!
Jeffrey Bowen | Albuquerque, NM United States | 12/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my first album by Mr. Card and I absolutely love it. I have grown to love Celtic music and when I found this CD I didn't hesitate to purchase it. It made me get up and dance and sit there and be mellow! The only thing I disliked was that the CD is only 33 minutes or so long. With music this awesome I needed an hour or more."
REVERENTIAL AND CHRIST HONORING MUSIC
Malcolm Andrews Jr. | Jacksonville, Florida USA | 06/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am ultra-conservative in my listening habits; which simply means I don't listen to music that is not God centered and God glorifying. This CD meets my high standards and more. I know that if you are a christian you will be tremendously blessed by Michael Card's work on this CD--that is unless you just don't like celtic style music. But even if you don't think that celtic music is for you, you may think differently after listening to this beautifully produced CD."
AMEN and AMEN and AMEN!
Susan L. Raines | Taylors, SC USA | 02/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"- to all that's already been said of this heart-stirring recording. Reading what all of you dear brothers and sisters have said about it prompted me to order 5 more copies to give away. Two small caveats: it is indeed way too short and thus demands to be played over and over! Also, Michael: why did you change the wording in "Be Thous My Vision" from "man's empty praise" to "man's empty gain"? Was that a slip of the tongue? If not, then don't mess with my main hymn, Michael! This is one of two I must have sung at my funeral; the other is also on the disc: Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy - stunningly arranged here. Another favorite is the old folk tune "Star of the County Down" (which I learned from Van Morrison/The Chieftains' delightful Irish Heartbeat album) given Christiam content. COME YE - any who can't get enough of Michael Card, celtic music, and above all music that motivates the whole body and soul to worship. As you listen to Starkindler over and over, you will feel each time as if you have received a passionate love letter from Jesus Himself!"