Envoy

I Believe

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An unbelievable collection of tight harmonies from the singer/songwriter trio of Kary Burns, James Mardsen, and Danny O'Very, known collectively as Envoy. The intriguing thing about these fellas that you might have trouble telling that they are all men. O'Very has a tenor voice that's so smooth and satiny you might mistake him for Felicia Sorensen at first, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Sorensen's presence in the music market has become legendary, so the comparison is actually a favorable one. Burns provides the deep, sonorous bass, while Marsden provides the baritone tones. Together the three are very capable singers and the result is some serious listening magic. The opening track is a cover of the Lettermen's "I Believe" done in a slightly funky upbeat sound without sacrificing the quality intended by the lyrics. The whole album is enjoyable to hear, so it's difficult to pick a favorite tune. They're all worthy of serious airplay on Christian radio stations. In addition to providing his capable voice and pen, Marsden lends his producing talent, which is widely recognized by the Latter-day Saint music industry. Definitely a recommended addition to the CCM fan's collection.

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