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Salvation in Lights

Mike FarrisAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 26, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: INO Records
  • ASIN: B000QEIM9G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,618 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Those who remember Mike Farris as the frontman for '90s hard rockers the Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies will do a double take when they hear this unexpectedly moving comeback. The singer has radically overhauled his image, shifting from gin-soaked frontman to gospel shouter on this roof-raising release. What hasn't changed is Farris's powerful voice, even more potent since he cleaned up from various excesses in 2004. While the appropriately titled Salvation in Lights is a drastic musical departure from his previous band's swaggering, boozy approach, it's also a logical use of his soulful vocals and candid personality. The singer delivers the goods on a handful of rearranged traditionals such as "Oh Mary Don't You Weep," but when he rips into Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," the song shimmers with a passion that nearly matches the original, and that's saying a lot. The oozing, swampy "Devil Don't Sleep," the restrained funker "Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down," and the Memphis-thumping "Selah! Selah!" add to the rousing, rootsy R&B groove. Farris is unexpectedly convincing throughout and obviously inspired as he keeps the faith on this stirring but not preachy album. He's accompanied by horns and a tough yet restrained band with righteous female backing vocals that perfectly position these tunes between heaven and earth. He testifies on his Staples Singers cover that he wants to "take you there," and by the time the album closes with "I'm Gonna Get There," you'll gladly follow wherever he leads. --Hal Horowitz

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning! November 30, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Former Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies frontman Mike Farris has returned in a BIG way with a phemomenal collection of tunes which bear no resemblance whatsoever to his previous work with SCW. Tied together by deeply spiritual lyrics, he blends gospel, rock, soul, blues & even dixieland into one cohesive unit. The material is ideally suited to Farris's soulfully expressive vocals. From the funkiness of "Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down" and "Selah! Selah!", to the pure joy of "Streets of Galilee" and "I'm Gonna Get There", Farris has created a great "soundtrack" to an even greater personal story. This collection is guaranteed to do your soul good.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Sit Down July 2, 2007
Format:Audio CD
What an incredible album. Traditional and original gospel music that is wrapped Blues, Soul, and the sounds of New Orleans. Good start to finish. Give it a listen, and like the opening tune say's.... I bet you Can't Sit Down!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite album of 2007 (so far) August 19, 2007
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This CD is fantastic, and it's great that it's a Christian CD. Great music and lyrics.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mike at his best!!! November 2, 2007
By Unknown
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan and sharing Mike's incredible talent for nearly 15 years now. But, this album, is his best work. The range in his song selection, his voice on each, his emotion, combine for one powerful experience. Hearing this album makes it clear and evident that Mike isn't just singing it, he is living it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! September 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I have been fan of Mike's former band for a long time and I was so impressed with his solo album. Just because Mike has found a relationship with God, doesn't mean he still doesn't rock!

Great album
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD May 27, 2008
By TSC
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is, simply put, a great CD. Mike Farris' powerful voice and his backing vocalists blend well with the soulful sound of his band. While this is lyrically a religious-based album, and I am not in the least bit religious, I enjoy the music for its qualities of being both refreshingly entertaining and uplifting. There is not a 'throw away' song on the album. It is solid from beginning to end. I just saw the band live and they are incredible live. They are able to sing full-out and create the energy displayed on the album. They sang and played full throttle. Their love of the music came across clearly and you could tell that they had as good of a time on stage as the audience did, which danced and sang as Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Review played.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Farris Shines on "Salvation in Lights" February 25, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I was not familiar with his previous work as the frontman of the Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies but after hearing of his Salvation story and of his musical experience I thought He would be someone to check out. I am so glad I did this is such a great album with very powerful and soulful vocals. It has its own unique sound that doesnt really sound like anyone else out there today. It is great for all ages with a souful, gospel, rock, R&b, and blues sound. I love his cover of Sam Cooke's "Change is Gonna Come" and his version of the hymn "Precious Lord Take My Hand." Again a great album that reaches both the young and the old.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amen! August 28, 2007
Format:Audio CD
WOW...Mike has out done himself. I agree that it is gospel, soul, blues & rock all wrapped up into a fantastic cd. His voice hasn't sound better and he's used his power to unleash his soul into each song. You can't help yourself from rockin' along with him. I'm so happy he has kept his spirit. I wasn't sure if he could match Mavis's soul in "I'll Take You There", but boy...he was not a letdown!!

Agree, give this a listen...you will not be disappointed!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Healed and Whole
Mike Farris's music reminds is a combination of southern rock and old time southern gospel music! It is fabulous!
Published on January 21, 2011 by Healed and Whole
5.0 out of 5 stars The White AL GREEN
When I played this cd for my wife, she thought she was listening to an African-American singer. I don't think I have ever heard a white man convey so much soul as Farris. Read more
Published on February 22, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
What a great album. Great songs, great arrangements, and excellent musicianship. This is one of those cd's where the whole album is good.
Published on December 27, 2009 by J&C
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gospel music
Mike Farris brings a different style to the gospel music scene. Mike's voice is well suited for gospel. The CD is well produced from the first song to the last. Read more
Published on October 6, 2009 by Notoque
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoy it!
I also bought 2 works of his old southern jam band "screamin' cheetah wheelies", but I did not like them so much... Read more
Published on September 24, 2009 by S. Alessandro
5.0 out of 5 stars Mike Farris Never Gets Old
I was hesitant about this cd at first, I wasn't really into the style of music I heard on the samples, but after getting the cd and listening to it my wife and I were instantly... Read more
Published on July 5, 2009 by b.stiles
5.0 out of 5 stars Salvation In Lights
If you remember this Screamin Cheetah Willies frontman from back in his heyday, then you will notice some things have changed since then. Read more
Published on June 11, 2009 by J. Rush
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST CD EVER!!!!!!!!!!
YOU SHOULD HAVE THIS CD. EVERY SINGLE SONG ON IT IS SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOVED HIM WITH SCREAMIN CHEETAH WHEELIES LOVE HIM MORE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read more
Published on January 29, 2009 by Melissa Scandlyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Where's Salvation Part 2?
Coupling his experience fronting the Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies with his spiritual rebirth, Mike Farris has created an album that resonates in the soul. Read more
Published on December 4, 2008 by 76cidgrad
5.0 out of 5 stars Hope in a House of Blues
Mike's lyrics are wrenched from his life's journey through good times and bad. His decision to wear his heart on his sleeve allows all of us to experience the hope that comes from... Read more
Published on September 7, 2008 by michael
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