The Sunrise - Spread The Word (CD)

Goldmine Magazine, Oct 8th, 2010 issue (Issue 788) contains the following review of The Sunrise CD, "Spread The Word:"Goldmine Magazine Issue #788

"You don't have to be a Christian to listen to the newest release from the Cleveland-based band The Sunrise.  That being said, the lyrics do spread the Gospel in a heavy-handed fashion.  And the album art can be seen as a bit creepy ("Jesus Freak" is not a pejorative label for any of the musicians here).  However, the lyrics are easy to disregard if the listener is a non-Christian, or even a card-carrying atheist, as the music will shine in spots for secular ears."

"The best song on the album is not the band's favorite (and opener), "Old & Faded," but the more pleasant "Random Acts."  And songs like "The Way To Live," "Seashell World," and "I Love My Wife" appear to be heavily influenced by the '70s songwriting of Paul McCartney, Seals & Crofts, Don McLean and Todd Rundgren.  However, the band claims to be mostly inspired by more obscure artists within the Jesus Movement, a major Christian element within the hippie counterculture back in the '60s and '70s.  For anyone who loves the music of '70s radio pop, this can be a true find."

- Stephen Devillion, Goldmine Magazine.


"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

"For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."

"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

- John 3:16-18.

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