3:1 CD Review: When I Sing (The Milby Family)
3:1 Reviews offer three highlights of an album and one area that could have been improved.
1: New Convention Songs. The Milby Family dedicated half of the album “to sharing today’s finest convention-style music,” finding six new convention-style songs. It wouldn’t be far off to think of the Milby Family as a modern-day Hayes Family, one generation younger. Hayes Family fans should definitely check out the Milby Family.
2: Everybody Said “Amen”. This song, depicting revival breaking out in a church, is both the strongest of the new convention songs and the project’s strongest track.
3: At the Cross. This acapella arrangement sparkles with care, creativity, and attention to detail. Sisters Tess, Grace, and Brooke turn in a very strong performance.
:1: One more man. The Milby Family is a husband and wife and their three daughters. Since father Robin Milby sings bass (quite decently low for a mixed-group bass singer), alto Tess Milby spends much of her time in the lowest portion of her range. The group’s harmonies would be stronger if they could add a male vocalist with a baritone/lead range.
Credits: Produced by Donna Beauvais. Group members: Parents (uncredited by name), Tess Milby, Brooke Milby, Grace Milby. Review copy provided.
Song List: When I Sing; You Are on the Inside; He’s a Personal Savior; At the Cross; Jesus Will Come Some Day; He Saw Me; Read Your Bible Every Day; Bless Your Holy Name Again; You Must Be Born Again; Rest Easy, MY Child; I Want to be More Like Jesus; Everybody Said “Amen”!
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