This is the album for you if you love to hear positive and uplifting messages. It also has blues & country influences and the lyrics describe the spiritual journey of Jim & Alex.
“Sinner & the Saint”, which features the soulful vocals of Dwight Adams from New York helped the BordererS win the Gospel section of the Independent Music Awards in the US. ( There were actually thousands of entries, so the band were very pleased )
“Keep the light on” is a live favourite, so it had to be included on the CD.
Jay Collie is a fantastic country music vocalist in Australia and his duet with Alex on the “Dark Horse” really helped make this song popular on the Country Radio and TV stations in Australia.
Released in 2005, it took two years to record this album, and it was the first time they’d ever written all the songs in the studio.
The much anticipated album marks a departure from the band’s Celtic / rock sound and features original gospel & blues songs alongside country & world music sounds.
You’ll also hear the opera singer Brian Gilbertson sing in Latin on the track “Legacy” and a full gospel choir was employed on ”I’m gonna lift you up”
……….This is a bright uplifting album from The BordererS of South Australia. Jim Paterson and Alex are joined by various guest musicians and vocalists to present an album that delivers Grace with every track. It is a message CD and the message is delightfully delivered. The firm rhythm and distinct beat that you associate with gospel music permeates this whole album. It sounds great – lead vocalist Alex sings with clarity and a passion that Billy Graham would kill for………
………”Temptation” features an electric sound, a blues feel with powerful vocals by Jim Paterson. Jay Collie joins Alex in the conversational ‘The Dark Horse’ bringing a beautiful timbre to his part & “Keep the Light On” rocks along. This would be my favourite track on the album but the other 10 are a close equal second………..
……..By the end of the album I was tapping my feet and feeling bright and alive then I took off the headphones to face the real world. Even though I haven’t been to church in years I give this album 5 stars. In the small print they say they wanted to provide ‘an album with positive and uplifting messages’.
Review by Roger Joseph for indie-cds.com