Having recorded consistently for several years, this is the Electrics' first U.S. release. It's comprised of four re-recorded songs from each of their three prior albums, plus the obligatory two previously unreleased tracks. Lead singer, songwriter, and bassist Sammy Horner has adopted a slightly different twist in presenting his brand of Celtic rock. Based in Scotland, the Electrics are making a joyful noise reflective of their Christian beliefs. Horner has integrated his Irish background with the Scottish influence of his band mates, added a little country and a lot of rock & roll, and infused it all with lyrics about redemption, forgiveness, and sacrifice. Not bible thumpers (but certainly more direct than those vague spiritual ruminations forwarded by U2), the Electrics prefer to communicate their message through integrity and humility rather than clichéd phraseology. Thankfully, they've taken no vows forbidding dancing or merriment as these tracks indicate. Their standard bass, drum, guitar, and accordion lineup was supplemented immeasurably in 1995 with the addition of a full-time fiddler (filled by Jean-Pierre Rudolph on this recording). That proved to be the missing piece to this enigmatic band. It's Horner and company's desire to provide honest and truthful music in a colorful and approachable manner.
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