Album: Mansion Over The Hilltop
Background Info: This family group is from Pennsylvania and has recorded one album, which I asked to review. Its actually an interesting story, because a few months ago, a friend of mine, and subscriber to my blog, had shared that her family loves the album, but when I looked into it, I was unable to find it for purchase online. Until a few weeks ago, that is when I saw a review of the album on another blog.... which was totally awesome.
Especially, being that its a really good album.
Like the last music review I did, this one does have instruments: guitars, banjo, dobro (I'd never heard of it either- its a guitar) and mandolin... and well as 9 voices, of the parents and their gang of kids.
The first thing that I noticed when I first skimmed the songs was that there is an abundance, as you might expect, of children voices. The type of sound to it that young kids love to listen to and enjoy singing along with, as well as the rest of us.
As far as the songs go, I've heard the "Grandpa- Tell Me 'Bout The Good Old Days" number covered by a different group, the Collingsworth Family. Likewise, with "What a Friend We Have In Jesus" a well known hymn. These versions have a totally different sound, even though I can say that I like them just as much.
My favorite song is called "The Letter" and presents a reminder of God's love all around us. Next might be "Daddy's Girl" an amusing song about well, being Daddy's girl, for lack of better words.
If you are interested in buying a copy or two of the album, it is important to note that the Meadath's don't have a website, nor are they selling thru Amazon. Instead, all orders need to be emailed to dmeadath@ gmail.com (get rid of the space, of course) at $13, with with $2 for shipping, or $15 total. As I understand, there is a discount for
Although I don't have any Youtube samples of support, the album is worth every cent; I can whole heatedly recommend them.