Thursday, January 16, 2014

MERCY RIVER BLOG TOUR & REVIEW




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Come Alive

On the heels of their hit album Higher, Mercy River is back with mesmerizing harmonies and upbeat vocal arrangements. Their new album features inspirational favorites and original songs that highlight the talents of this singing sisterhood.

Sing It Out
Speak Life
How Deep the Father's Love For Us
Walk You Through the Night
Who I Am
Holy Ground
Restless
Reason For the World
Walking On Sunshine  



  About Mercy River
With 13 children between them, it’s amazing that Whitney Permann, Brooke Stone, and Soni Muller have time for anything other than runny noses, sock hunts, and prying suckers off the van floor. But music has been a part of each of their lives since childhood, and is now a strong presence in their homes. The three friends met while singing in the Jenny Phillips Choir and there found a common love for tight harmonies and sharing the gospel through song. Over the past five years, Mercy River has traveled all over the United States and Canada as a highly sought after ensemble, performing for thousands of people while testifying of the Savior. Each member of the group brings several years of experience performing, writing, and directing hundreds of firesides and concerts—as well as recording on dozens of inspirational albums. Their self-titled debut album was released in May 2008. “Beautiful Dawn,” was released in March of 2010. Their third album, “Higher” was released with rave reviews in February 2012. Mercy River is back with mesmerizing harmonies and upbeat vocal arrangements in “Come Alive”.

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My Review:
There really are not enough words to express how much I love this CD.  This is such a feel good CD.  The first thing I did was put it in my car so I could listen to it while driving.  I am so glad I did.  I was trying for a while to get my kids to only listen to Primary CD's on Sundays, to help "set the mood" for a reverent church experience.  They didn't usually go for it.  They listen but only because I made them :)!  I put this in and we listen to it and they don't consider it "church" music, so it works.  It's uplifting, sweet, and so beautiful to listen to.  I am so glad I had to opportunity to review this CD.  I have always found that music sets the mood for my day, and now that I have this in my car, when I am frustrated I turn it on, and it really brings a soothing feeling to me.  The three girls mix so well together.  Their voices are so beautiful.

I have to say that my favorite songs on this CD are "Holy Ground", "Restless" & "Reason for the World".  I think I may have already put a permanent dent in the CD track from listening to it so much.  I love them all, but I would have to say that "Holy Ground" is just beyond exceptional.  Maybe it was just a song I need to hear, and it came just at the right time.  I find myself humming the tune to myself often.

They are truly talented and have beautiful voices.  So soothing.  So touching.  If you like good music that just makes you feel good, you should pick this CD up.  You won't regret it.

Source:  I was given this CD by Deseret Book through a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review, and these are my own PERSONAL feeling on the CD.

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