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Band: CAEDMON’S CALL
Album: Raising Up The Dead

Caedmon’s Call is all grown up. We met them in a college dorm room, played and sang along with their acoustic guitars and folksy harmonies, and nodded our heads to their lyrics, which expressed the kind of faith that went beyond our churchy roots. The band that felt like the kid in the youth group who fought through the ... Read more in Amazon's Caedmon's Call Store

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  • Audio CD (February 4, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Essential
  • ASIN: B000084U4G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,111 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Overview: In many ways, Caedmon's Call's new album "Back Home" is an album by a band transformed. Aaron Tate is no longer their principal songwriter; "Beautiful Mystery" may very well be his last song for them. Young Josh Moore, a musical prodigy whose skills at keyboard have reshaped the sound of the band, is a man now, and his songs on this album reflect a maturity and experience only hinted at in "In The Company of Angels"; rather than a liability, this youngest bandmember has proven to be a rewarding contributor to the band. Caedmon's Call continues its solicitation of songs from outside the band; the result is an impressive portfolio of great diversity. Lastly, the band has achieved a remarkable maturity, and it shows in the polished performances, flexible interactions between soloists, seemless integration of all styles, including world music, that they have explored, and the arrangements that let everyone shine without anyone stealing the limelight. Caedmon's Call has grown up musically and spiritually and returned to report what it has learned, and "Back Home" is our opportunity to share in the family reunion.
The Songs: Principal songwriters include Randall Goodgame, Sandra McCracken, Josh Moore, Aaron Senseman, and Aaron Tate (with help from Cliff Young and Derek Webb), the latter two contributing just one song each. Unlike previous albums, the songs of "Back Home" are not obviously linked thematically, although "Purity of heart is to will one thing" or "Keep your eyes on the prize" come close to a theme for this album. Not as engaging or memorable as previous songs, most do not cry out to be sung repeatedly for months on end.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Feast for the Soul and Their Best Album Yet May 19, 2003
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Caedmon's Call has long been loved for the variety associated with any of their projects. Three lead vocalists (Cliff Young, Derek Webb, Danielle Young), two primary songwriters (Aaron Tate, Derek Webb), and five different musicians (Cliff Young, Derek Webb, Joshua Moore, Todd Bragg, Garrett Buell) have contributed immeasurably to the band's success. Each of their projects has been different from each other: their folk/alternative self-titled major label debut (1997) was followed by an attempt to capture their live sound in 40 Acres (1999). That album's successor, Long Line of Leavers (2000), was very experimental in nature musically and a departure from previous efforts lyrically. Finally, In the Company of Angels (2001) was a worship album that sounded ... well, pretty much like you'd expect a Caedmon's Call worship album to sound. Nonetheless, there were three big surprises with that album: the inclusion of several slightly modernized hymns in the mix, the decreased songwriting and vocal input from Derek Webb, and the introduction of three new songwriters: Sandra McCracken (Webb's wife), Aaron Senseman, and bandmate Joshua Moore.
Still, all of these diverse projects really didn't hint at what would come with their newest release, Back Home. In some ways, Back Home can be considered a combination of styles from each of their previous albums, but in other ways, it's startlingly original. When Caedmon's Call hasn't been singing about human love in the past (as was true for roughly half of Long Line of Leavers and about one-third of 40 Acres), it's been majoring on theology, and a particularly Calvinist one at that. In the process (and this was undoubtedly unintentional), heart has taken somewhat of a backseat to head.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best yet February 12, 2003
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"Back Home", the fifth studio album from folk-rock group Caedmon's Call, finds a middle ground between the acoustic folk rock of their early years and the experimental pop of recent years (particularly their "Long Line of Leavers" CD), but tends to lean more toward their musical roots. The opening track, "Only Hope", features the familiar acoustic guitars, vocal harmonies, and worldly percussion that have established Caedmon's Call as one of the most unique sounding groups in Christian Music. Two others that feature these signature elements are "Hands of the Potter" and "Awake My Soul", two lively numbers, the latter of which has a bit of a zydeco feel to it. However, many of the tracks build on that signature sound to provide something totally enjoyable. Standouts include "You Created", with the trade off between male and female vocals of Cliff and Danielle Young; "The High Countries", which features Danielle's smooth voice against a mellow musical backdrop somewhat reminiscent of parts of U2's "The Joshua Tree" CD; and "The Kingdom", which combines majestic string arrangements with some Asian influences. Lyrically, the biggest change is in the songwriters: instead of relying solely on their usual songwriters, Aaron Tate and Derek Webb, they brought in a host of songwriters including band member Josh Moore, Webb's wife and independent artist Sandra McCracken, Randall Goodgame, Andrew Peterson, and others. Tate and Webb only contribute one song, "Beautiful Mystery", which they co-wrote with Cliff Young. Still, the quality of the lyrics remains the same: contemplative, introspective, and thought-provoking. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice music
Eevn I ordered by mistake now I love this music :)
God bless you
Published on May 22, 2009 by Saul Fernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my "desert island" CDs
If somehow I could play CD's on a desert island, this would be one of the five I would choose to take with me. Read more
Published on January 8, 2008 by literary mom in the Valley
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this cd! You won't regret it!! It is excellent!!!
Wow, this is their best cd so far. It's one of my favorite cd's of all time. It's beautiful, thought-provoking, simply amazing. Words can't do justice to this cd. Incredible.
Published on March 24, 2007 by Jackielee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Comes at you with great song after great song of Caedmon's unique sound blended with toe tapping melodies.
Published on January 11, 2007 by R. Tyler Hess
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better Caedmon's Call albums
I enjoyed this beautiful album released in 2003 called 'Back Home'. This is probably their best if not close to their best album for this contemporary Christian band that infuses... Read more
Published on July 20, 2005 by Petar Vodogaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh, Crisp, and Clear!
This compilation, with the signature song "Only Hope," represents a fresh,crisp, clear sound from one of the premier Christian contemporary bands today. Read more
Published on March 6, 2005 by Rocco B. Rubino
5.0 out of 5 stars My most favorite Christian album
This is a fantastic album. I especially like "Hands of the Potter" and "Thousand Miles. Read more
Published on February 6, 2004 by W. Cox
3.0 out of 5 stars This album is both good and bad...
For anyone who has never heard CC's earlier cds, this album would most likely be very enjoyable. But for those of us who have heard their earlier work would admit that 'Back Home'... Read more
Published on December 13, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Music and lyrics are great. The lyrics represent sound Christian doctrine and the music is very uplifting. It reminds me somewhat of Indigo Girls (music, not lyrics). Read more
Published on June 10, 2003 by "jeffersonfan"
3.0 out of 5 stars Kinda just there.....
I was looking forward to this release like I look forward to every Caedmon's Call release. Unfortunately, when I found out what was on the CD, I was really left wanting a whole... Read more
Published on May 8, 2003 by crm58pitt
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