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Phil Keaggy

Phil Keaggy

For an established artist such as Phil Keaggy, a self-titled album should represent not so much a lack of snappy name ideas as an intimate glimpse into the musician's soul. Indeed, Keaggy's latest effort is both a touching canvas and revealing mirror. For all his accolades as a crack guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Keaggy also has a profound gift for encouragement. It infuses every hook, line and segue of this fine 11-song effort.

To be sure, Phil Keaggy also boasts the clean production, lean song structure and brilliant musicianship Keaggy fans expect. But to focus too much on those facets is to miss the foundational strength of this album: the mood and message is spirit-filled, urging the listener--sometimes gently, sometimes with sword-and-shield force--not to give up, to seek God's love in all things from the soaring of a skylark to the torment of late-night confusion.

For its start-to-finish artistry and energy, this album harkens to Find Me in These Fields, and while not as rowdy, it has the same powerful light coursing through it. Keaggy is also playful. It's musical alchemy; the blues-meets-Beatles stride of "Sign Came Through a Window" somehow dovetails perfectly with the misty Celtic drone-and-chime of "Beneath the Blood-Stained Lintel." And that's just the first two cuts.

The third track, "Under the Grace," is the most endearing ballad Keaggy has crafted in years, and Keaggy has never been shy about balladry. It unfolds like a revelation, peaking as Keaggy sweetly sings, "Fly, fly all you burdens/Go fly away." On the opposite end, "Chase the Bad Away" smashes and stomps into the listener's heart, heralding God's promise to bind up hurt and shame into new life.

Between these sonic bookends, Phil Keaggy leans more towards the tender side. But that does not mean soft. The closing cut, "Jesus Loves the Church," is a passionate appeal for healing among Christians. The chorus, humble, hurting and ultimately hopeful, speaks volumes about Keaggy, the man, the musician, the broken believer made whole.

 

ALBUM TRACKS

 
Song Title Length Play Price Buy MP3
 
A Sign Came Through A Window
Album: Phil Keaggy
4:13 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Beneath The Blood-Stained Lintel
Album: Phil Keaggy
3:26 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Under The Grace
Album: Phil Keaggy
5:00 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Above All Things
Album: Phil Keaggy
4:22 $0.99 Buy Song
 
My Unspoken Words
Album: Phil Keaggy
4:20 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Tender Love
Album: Phil Keaggy
4:37 $0.99 Buy Song
 
A Little Bit Of Light
Album: Phil Keaggy
5:46 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Chase The Bad Away
Album: Phil Keaggy
4:43 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Quite Suddenly
Album: Phil Keaggy
3:35 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Days Like You
Album: Phil Keaggy
3:48 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Jesus Loves The Church
Album: Phil Keaggy
6:30 $0.99 Buy Song
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PHIL KEAGGY ALBUMS

 
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The Cover Of Love
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Under Indiana Lights
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Who Are You
(September 2010)
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Inter-Dimensional Traveler
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Revelator
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It's All Good
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Welcome Inn
(November 2009)
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Frio Suite
(October 2009)
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Free Spirit
(September 2009)
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Find Me In These Fields
(June 2009)
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Mystery Highway
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Crimson And Blue
(December 2008)
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Hymnsongs
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In The Quiet Hours
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Lights Of Madrid
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Majesty & Wonder: An Instrumental Christmas
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Phil Keaggy And Sunday's Child
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Phantasmagorical: Master & Musician 2
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The Master & The Musician: 30th Anniversary Edition
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Acoustic Café: Phil Keaggy & Friends
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Yesterday
(June 2007)
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20: 1972-1992
(January 2007)
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Very Best Of 2nd Chapter Of Acts
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Hope Is Alive
(November 2006)
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Cinemascapes
(June 2005)
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Inseparable
(May 2005)
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Beyond Nature
(May 2005)
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Moving On Faith
(January 2004)
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Beyond The Desert
(January 2003)
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Dream Again
(December 2001)
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(September 1998)
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Acoustic Sketches
(January 1998)
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Invention
(September 1997)
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(January 1996)
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(May 1995)
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(June 1994)
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