The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
“REBORN! What a glorious word.
It’s really great to be absolutely positive, on the authority of God’s Holy Word, that we do indeed have life everlasting as we believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, receive Him as our Savior, and truly are Born Again.
With great joy we present these songs of praise about the Man of Galilee who claimed to be the Living Way when He said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
Look to the Way, examine the Truth, receive New Life in Jesus Christ today.
Merrill P. Womach”
So, we’re back once again with one of my favorite Gospel musicians, Merrill Womach – the man who survived a plane crash!
The album opens with the track “Reborn” which right from the start with the amazing orchestrations, to Merrill hitting the high notes, you know it’s gonna be an amazing album. Merrill continues to sing and prove that he is better than most vocalists on the radio – though that doesn’t matter to Merrill, since he is really just here to spread the message of God! After that comes “The Galilean” and you know, it starts off slow, but Merrill hits it, and it’s wonderful! The songs message is wonderful, and Merrill is just fantastic. Then we go onto the song “I Have Something to Sing About” and you know what it is? Jesus. Merrill just delivers this song beautifully! We go onto the song “Ever Gentle, Ever Sweet” – and sadly, this isn’t one of Merrill’s better songs, this kind sounds like one of those songs your grandpa would sing to you if your life was an afterschool TV special. Not my thing. Merrill would be a cool grandfather though. The A-Side closes with the song “Jesus is Real in My Life” and although it’s a slow song, Merrill does sing it with his whole spirit and full of emotion, but it’s still not a overly great song, but boy, Merrill hitting those high notes is simply astounding. So much emotion. Merrill really does put his heart in his music.
The B-Side opens with “Easter Song” and from the choir opening, to the orchestrations, to Merrill just belting out high notes and singing “hallelujah” everything about this is fantastically awesome. It kind of just goes on a repeat. Anyways, we go onto the track “I Believe in a Hill Called Mt. Calvary” and the music is a little slow, but Merrill’s deep baritone voice comes in and makes everything better, and that is all that matters here. Merrill just sings beautifully. Oh lord, praise Jesus, these high notes make me feel so great! “There’s Something About That Name” comes next, and it has some pretty familiar orchestrations, and this is definitely a song I’ve heard before, and I think Merrill sings it better, since I cannot remember who the other singing of the song was. Merrill goes onto preach some, which you’d think is a bad thing, but Merrill’s speaking voice is just as beautiful as his singing voice. “All in the Name of Jesus” comes next, and it’s not a bad track, a little bit slow, but Merrill still delivers it once more amazingly, it’s good overall. The album ends with the track “Finally Home” and once more, great orchestrations, high notes, Merrill Womach is wonderful. Love this album!
A1 – Reborn
A2 – The Galilean
A3 – I Have Something to Sing About
A4 – Ever Gentle, Ever Sweet
A5 – Jesus is Real In My Life
B1 – Easter Song
B2 – I Believe In a Hill Called Mt. Calvary
B3 – There’s Something About That Name
B4 – All in the Name of Jesus
B5 – Finally Home
New Life Records
Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Arranged & Conducted by Dave Williamson
Easter Song Arranged & Conducted by Bob Krogstad
Produced by Paul Stilwell & Neil Craig
Engineered by Toby Foster & Bob Zat
Recorded at the Music Center, Wembley, England, Martinsound Studio, Alhambra, CA & Womach Recording Studios, Spokane, WA
Album Design – Suzanne D. Harms / Clark, White, Saugen Inc., Spokane, WA
Photographed by Don Hamilton
Other Albums I Own by Merrill Womach:
“Happy Again” (Reissue)
“Images of Christmas”
“I Stood at Calvary”
“Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory”
“My Favorite Hymns”
“Surely Goodness and Mercy”