Phil Keaggy

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Keaggy actually recorded the majority of this album years ago, but it was not considered commercially viable and, therefore, remained unreleased. It is extremely fortunate that it has been made available, because this contains some of Keaggy's most beautiful and touching work. It is very much a gentle acoustic album, comparable to Beyond Nature with vocals, with personal lyrics related to family and Christian struggles. Particular strengths include the beautiful duet with his daughter "Father-Daughter Harmony," and the lyrically powerful "It Could've Been Me" and "Maker of the Universe," and the exquisite "Let Everything Else Go." The album closes with a perfect encapsulation: Keaggy takes an old 78 rpm recording of his grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary and creates an acoustic guitar soundtrack for it, weaving comments from his family in with his music. It is at once deeply personal and universal, poignantly expressed through Keaggy's masterly musicianship. A beautiful, emotional album.

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