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CD: WEST 'N' ROSE - Life's Highway


WEST 'N' ROSE
Life's Highway
 
Life's Highway - He Saved Me - You Won't Be The Same - Take Time - Thank you Lord - Walking With the Lord - Living Your Life In Jesus' Name - He's The Rock - He'll Never, Never Leave You - God My Maker Gives Songs in the Night - Heading for Tamworth
 
This amazing Australian songwriter, Rose Alexander, is also a distinguished and very pretty vocalist.  Her voice is very young sounding.  She is joined on this project by mandolinist and harmony singer Liz West.  Together these lovely females put together an amazing assortment of typical country players to make this recording.  Allison How on piano and harmonies; Miriam Sadler on flute; John Sophios on lead guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonies, mandolin, and keyboard; and Doolie Zantis on keyboard.   I would have liked to hear the lead vocals a little further above the instrument mix, but it's just fine as is.  Rose Alexander has a great fan in a Newfoundlander, Michael T Wall, who spends a lot of time in Australia these days.  He has even nominated for Rose to be inducted into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, and I believe that can be accomplished if Rose can find her way to the ceremonies to make it happen.  This CD by Rose and Liz has a lot of appreciative Jesus songs, as well as a few written from experiences, most notably "Heading for Tamworth" which is the largest country music gathering in Australia.  Recorded at the Axcess Studios in Brisbane, I'd have to give this one four great big beautiful golden stars.  Submitted by Michael T Wall, P O Box 715 Stn Main, Pickering, ON L1V 3T3
 
Review by Bob Everhart, Pres. NTCMA  www.ntcma.net
for Country Music News International

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