- Audio CD (March 12, 1996)
- Label: Step One Records
- ASIN: B000000PBJ
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341,366 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Tracks: 1. In The Garden 2. Tho Your Sins Be As Scarlet 3. He Will Set Your Fields On Fire 4. A Rusty Old Halo 5. Sorry I Never Knew You 6. When They Ring Those Golden Bells 7. Child Of The King 8. The Weapon of Prayer 9. Taller Than The Trees 10. The Night Watch 11. Whispering Hope 12. They Tore The Old Country Church Down 13. An Evening Prayer 14. The Mockingbird 15. Where No One Stands Alone 16. Just AS I Am Without One Plea 17. The Church In The Wildwood 18. My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast 19. Faith Unlocks The Door 20. Lord I'm Coming Home 21. When I Lift Up My Head 22. The Old Country Church 23. Jezebel 24. Amazing Grace 25. Uncloudy Day 26. Mansion Over The Hilltop 27. I'll Fly Away 28. Family Bible 29. Life's Railway To Heaven 30. I'll Meet You In The Morning 31. The Family Who Prays 32. How Great Thou Art
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"The Family Bible" contains 32 songs including the title song. My favorite is "When they Ring Those Golden Bells." Other outstanding arrangements I particularly like include "Whispering Hope," "An Evening Prayer," "My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast," "How Great Thou Art," and "Amazing Grace"-- this group starts out singing a cappella and then are joined by back-up instruments, a risky undertaking since the singers have to be singing on key, as this fine group is. The only selection I would have omitted is "Jezebel," which appears to be sung by a male quartet although there are no liner notes with the CD. I would have also left off the Hammond organ on some of the cuts but that's just a personal taste of mine. I prefer a gospel piano and guitar much more.
What the Browns have given the world is close incredibly beautiful otherworldly harmony that can come only from familes and/or groups who have sung together for a long time. The Louvin Brothers had it (two of their songs are included here, "The Family Who Prays" and "The Weapon of Prayer") as do several other groups; but no one does it better than these three individuals. It is so good to know that they made this CD such a short time ago and that Jim Edward still sings.
their recording of Margo. I happened to see this CD listed for them as I
was looking for a similarly titled album by Willie Nelson. I just had to
get a copy and am I ever glad I did. Some of the mixing is a little weak,
but otherwise it's OK. One of the best trios ever and this is one of their better recordings.