Leo W. McDermott II

God and You (G.A.Y.)

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Sensitive, passionate, inspiring, and heartfelt, this album fulfills its promise to "keep you up and out for God!" McDermott is a showman and great vocal performer who sings sincerely and passionately. His song selections include "Hero," "His Eye Is On the Sparrow," and "The Thread of Life," Patty Larkin's theme song for the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. It's all very moving, quietly stirring. Informative program notes are included that shed light on the songs, their sources, and their Biblical references. Well worth a listen to anyone who needs a spiritual boost.

"We declare that this tape is a proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ," McDermott says in the album notes, "and a memorial to the victims of violence, discrimination, disease, and especially all those who have died of AIDS-related illnesses."