Title - 'Inspirational'
Artist - Celtic Thunder
For those not quite in the know, Celtic Thunder is a well-renowned Irish singing group and stage show known for its eclectic, theatrical style show.
The group is also backed by the Celtic Thunder Band on their concert tours, and their live shows are known for the use of dramatic set pieces (often invoking symbols of ancient Celtic mythology), visual effects, and highly choreographed staging.
Indeed, since the original group's formation in 2007, Celtic Thunder has released twelve albums as well as ten live performances on DVD, three of which were split into two releases.
Celtic Thunder's brand new album is entitled Inspirational and it is a wonderous mix of Christian and Inspirational songs that we all know and love.
1. 'From The Ground Up'
2. 'If I Can Dream'
3. 'Feels Like Home'
4. 'Down To The River To Pray'
5. 'Kindred Spirits'
6. 'May The Road Rise To Meet You'
7. 'Unanswered Prayers'
8. 'Be Still, My Soul'
9. 'The Voyage'
10. 'Amazing Grace'
11. 'In The Garden'
13. 'You Light Up My Life'
14. 'Crying In The Chapel'
15. 'The Preacher & The Stranger'
16. 'How Great Thou Art'
17. 'To Where You Are'
18. 'You Raise Me Up'
19. 'Comfort Ye'
20. 'Danny Boy' (2017)
21. 'You'll Never Walk Alone'
As the band themselves have since said, "The songs were chosen because they inspire us and make us thankful for our wonderful audience who give us the chance to do what we love."
Songs such as the powerful opener 'From the Ground Up', a stunning version of Elvis Presley's 'If I Can Dream', a stellar retelling of Alan Jackson's 'In The Garden', 'Down To The River To Pray' (Alison Krauss), 'Unanswered Prayers' (Garth Brooks), and amongst others their brilliant rendition of 'The Preacher & the Stranger' (Joey & Rory) is enough to hopefully make this new album a part of your upcoming Holiday season.
Also inclusive of Gospel standards such as 'Amazing Grace', 'Hallelujah', and 'You Raise Me Up', they close out the 21-track album with an incredibly stirring take on 'You'll Never Walk Alone' by Gerry & the Pacemakers.
Trust me when I say that all these songs performed by Celtic Thunder are yet another fine example of what this group can do within this genre of the business that, to my mind, can become very "samey" after a while. That can never be said about anything that Celtic Thunder musically bring to the table, and God Bless them for that.
Celtic Thunder - 'Inspirational' CD Purchase Link