Jeremy - Alpha & Omega,
This is one of Jeremy’s Christian praise and worship albums, and apart from assistance with the drums and percussion, he provides all of the vocals and instrumentation. Stylistically it combines the two styles that Jeremy is most well-known for, namely power pop and progressive rock. “Let It Shine” is one of the longest songs on the album, and in some ways is an unusual opener as it is very reflective and certainly has nothing musically in common with the number that follows “His Burden Is Light” which is much more in your face, and has a catchy chorus that I can see being sung in gusto when this is performed at church gatherings. “Do Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly” is all jangly 12-string guitars and great melodies and pop hooks as Jeremy yet again shows that he is no stranger to The Byrds.
It also proves time and again that Christian music can still be enjoyable music. I remember getting very bored listening to praise music in the Seventies, and it wasn’t until I came across acts like Larry Norman and (particularly) Stryper that I realized that there was truth in the words “Why should the devil have all the good Music?”. If you enjoy power pop, late Sixties pop, psychedelic and even some mild progressive music and are a Christian then this is an album that you will turn to repeatedly.www.jamrecordings.com