BYU Vocal Point has been described as an "optical illusion for your ears." Their inventive a cappella style, innovative arrangements, and incredible vocal percussion continue to wow audiences everywhere. They have performed before millions on national television on NBC's The Sing-Off, in concerts, and on YouTube.com.
While Vocal Point showcases mostly popular songs from yesterday and today in their concerts, the group always includes a few hymns and inspirational songs. Now for the first time, Vocal Point's music of praise and worship is featured exclusively on its own album.
* CD booklet contains full lyrics to all songs except "We All Need Saving."
1. Lead, Kindly Light
John Henry Newman, John B. Dykes; arr. James Stevens
2. All Creatures of Our God and King
St. Francis of Assisi, Peter von Brachel; arr. Buck Mangum
3. I Need Thee Every Hour
Annie S. Hawks, Robert Lowry; arr. McKay Crockett
4. Danny Boy
Frederic Weatherly (additional lyrics by Keith Evans), traditional Irish tune; arr. McKay Crockett
5. He Is Born
6. Noyana / Come, Come, Ye Saints
William Clayton, Jesse Tom White; arr. Trevor Johnson
7. I Stand All Amazed
Charles H. Gabriel; arr. McKay Crockett
8. Be Still, My Soul
Katharina von Schlegel (translated by Jane Borthwick), Jean Sibelius; arr. Michael R. Hicks
9. We All Need Saving
Jon McLaughlin; arr. Paul Bodily
10. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Translated by Edith M. G. Reed, traditional Polish carol; arr. McKay Crockett
11. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Robert Robinson, John Wyeth; arr. Keith Evans
12. Savior, Redeemer of My Soul
Orson F. Whitney, Rob Gardner; arr. Keith Evans
13. Nearer, My God, to Thee
Sarah Flower Adams, Lowell Mason; arr. James Stevens
Produced by James Stevens and McKay Crockett
Executive producer: Ben Fales
Mastering: Troy Sales
Liner notes prepared by Keith Evans
Licensing: Manuel Delgado
All songs recorded and mixed by James Stevens at Stevens Music and McKay Crockett at Studio 87c, except the following songs: "He Is Born" and "Be Still, My Soul," which were produced previously by Bob Ahlander, with original recordings by Scott Wiley at June Audio, and "I Stand All Amazed," which was mixed by Ed Boyer.
I am a big fan of vocal point, are you in of need some music to bring the spirit more strongly into your life? This can be the CD that can do it for you. It is a CD that bring comfort to me or I just need a little boost to make it to Sunday.
My 10 year old son sings along with the CD. We both find it peaceful, uplifting and comforting. He has most of the songs memorized. When we sing them in church he sings as loud as he can. I gave a copy to my non-member neighbor who also loved the CD. It is very well done. All songs are acapella, with wonderful vocal arrangements. I wish they would do a few more hymn based CD's. Thank you for a wonderful CD. Worth every cent.