Spirit Of The Century
Although 2001’s Spirit Of The Century was the gospel group’s first release for Real World, these men were no spring chickens. They’d been making records and singing live together since before the start of the Second World War, their experience and wisdom making this record something of an instant classic. Backed by something of an all-star band (Ben Harper, Danny Thompson, Charlie Musselwhite, John Hammond…), the ‘boys’ spiritedly tackle an imaginative range of material, including Tom Waits’ Jesus Gonna Be Here and Amazing Grace sung to the melody of House Of The Rising Sun.
“Their talent still holds a carrot far above the heads of today’s pop harmony boy bands” – Village Voice