Man from Galilee
Recorded in Aurora, Colorado at Re-Production Studios, this album has it all and is definitely going places.............hopefully one place would be your CD player!!! Folk, country, a cappella, instrumental, soft rock, easy listening, praise and worship, and a hint of bluegrass.........If any of these styles appeal to you, then there is something here that you will like........probably even a whole lot!!!! And even though there are several different styles; the album flows from start to finish like a good movie that you'll want to see again after it is over! All tracks except for tracks 7 and 8 were written by Dean and reflect his many years of writing and performing experience. (1) The album starts out with a hard driving, mandolin rich song called 'The Choice.' It talks about Jesus and 'The Choice' we have to make to accept (or not accept) His gift of love and salvation. (2) 'There Is Good News' is an a cappella song about the good news of salvation and is also the introduction to the next song. (3) 'From The Grave' is kind of a southern gospel, country, hand clappin' (if you desire) song about the miracles of Jesus Christ ....... especially His resurrection!!! (4) 'He Surely Can Forgive You' is the heart wrenching story of our Savior's final day on earth and His final act of forgiveness for those who tortured and crucified Him. (5) 'He's Always There' is a much more up beat account of the day of Christ's crucifixion. It is rich in mandolin with an 'old world' folk dance beat. And it also ends with a positive message!! (6) 'He Will Open The Door' is as 'country' as country music can get. It proclaims the past and present knowledge of salvation and how we can all have it! A slow country waltz featuring Ron Erickson's country 'geeeeeeetar' and a fine piano accompaniment and interlude by Jerome O'Malley.........Sweeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!! (7) 'Jesus Christ Is Risen Today'- The old Easter Sunday classic performed instrumentally with mandolins, bass and classical and acoustic guitars. (8) 'Amazing Grace'- Traditionally a waltz, this is an arrangement in 4/4 time of the old gospel classic written a couple of hundred years ago by that old reformed slave trader, John Newton. Check out the beautiful harmony singing of Jennifer Espinoza. She is also singing harmony on most of the other songs. (9) 'On That Fine Day'- Just a simple and beautiful folk song with classical guitar accompaniment. A short little number about a better day to come. (10) 'The Man From Galilee'- The album's title track. Another melodic, smooth driving, mandolin rich message of Jesus Christ; who He was, and what He did for us. (11) 'His Best For Us'- A song about three of the songwriter's favorite people who have passed on: his parents and the most important one --------- Jesus Christ! Real pretty acoustic guitars, mandolin and guitar synthesizer. (12) 'Forevermore'- This song is Dean's way of sending you home with a rock-n praise and worship song. Rich with rock guitar and mandolin and a big thank you to Jesus for the gift of salvation!