Meece wrote this song when he was a teenager, I believe, and it became a classic covered by many other artists. All of Meece's music is arguably quite dated, taking many influences from the times it was released in. It starts with an original arrangement, Rainbows in the Night, that is just awesome. The classical influence is on powerful display here, and despite it being a Christmas tune, it fits right in thematically and musically is a treasure of an inclusion. Each song represents one of God's promises. Instead, this collection seems to toss a bunch of Meece's older hits into one collection.
While this might make the flow a lot more jarring, it's a definite comprehensive collection of the best Meece had to offer prior to Learning to Trust. It reminds me of the really good music that comes from a really good Broadway show. These songs are from all different years and Meece brought them together to illustrate his journey of being a Christian. If you can find this one, you'll be glad you made the purchase. .
It's almost ironic that Meece's recording of his own song isn't better known. He is truely talented to be able to write such uplifting and beautiful songs. Buy Meece's classical stuff while you can. Rightfully so due to its intense, rocking delivery and timeless theme of Christ's famous teaching on how often we are to forgive, and how we need Christ to forgive us. With the exception of a release in 2002 and another compilation a few years later, this was the final official release from David Meece.
Meece is a classically trained pianist, and some of that comes through in his music. I believe this mostly because it is a compilation of some of his most inspirational songs, but also because of the first song on the cd. David Meece is one of my favorite artists. Odyssey is a collection of songs from some of his earliest works -- including those in the '70s. Meece still writes and plays a decent amount of shows. That will be harder as this is one album of his that isn't available for download, to my knowledge. Some of the ballads still hold up terrifically as well.
If you can find it, buy it. The song is a dynamic and breathtaking roller coaster ride, balancing the soft and loud to perfection. It's very orchestral with a bit of rock thrown in. Meece is a fine musician and his music still offers much for us today. With a piano-driven melody with a splash of Latin flare, the song is one of Meece's most unique, but the pre-chorus establishes the song as a Meece classic.
Talent wise, I'm not aware of anyone in Christian music, who's better and yes, I'm a big Michael W. Yet, it also speaks to timely themes and thus should have lots of relevance to us today. But this song is a true underrated treasure of Christian music. Indeed, with the exception of 1 radio edit from each of his previous 2 albums, they aren't represented here at all. I would highly recommend this cd if you have heard David's music before, but I would recommend this mostly to those who have never listened to him before and want to get a taste of his music. Many of these songs could definitely still fit in with today's music, many are pleasant throwbacks, and many are just grand pieces of music that transcend musical trends. His voice and range is as good as it gets this side of Elvis.
It's uplifting and comforting while being challenging and honest when it needs to be. Its not that there is anyone out there that doesn't like him, its that there is nowhere near enough people out there particularly those new -- last 5 years -- to Christian music that know about him. So it's a bit of a mixed bag. The problem he's had is with labels and, to some extent, a lack of promotion. . .
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