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Review of David Crowder Band’s Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys])

The David Crowder Band released their final record with the imagination the Crowder band is known for. From the Trans Siberian Orchestra to Johnny Cash to Bill Gaither, the record never ceases to surprise. This is by far the most musically diverse and lyrically diverse David Crowder Band album to date. It’s fitting to be their last.

What’s it Doing?

Context, context, context.  Without understanding what Crowder is trying to accomplish on this record, you will be completely lost.  For example, in the song “Sequence 1” you’ll hear the lyrics, “Day of wrath! O day of mourning! See fulfilled the prophets’ warning, Heaven and earth in ashes burning!”  When was the last time you heard that on a Passion album?

Thank goodness they spell it out for us in the title!  Here we can clearly discover the format: it’s a Requiem Mass.  For those who don’t know, a Requiem Mass is a liturgical […]

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