Shadow Weaver (Choir album)

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Shadow Weaver
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Studio album by The Choir
Released April 9, 2014
Recorded 2014
Studio Attic of Misfittt Toys, Spencer Creek Studios, Breathturn, Franklin, TN
Genre Christian alternative rock, indie rock
Length 56:16
Label Galaxy21
Producer Derri Daugherty, Steve Hindalong, Marc Byrd
The Choir chronology
Peace, Love & Light
(2013)Peace, Love & Light2013
Shadow Weaver
(2014)

Shadow Weaver is the 16th studio album by Christian alternative rock band The Choir, released on April 9, 2014. This album was funded by the band's Kickstarter campaign launched in late 2013 which also generated the band's first Christmas release Peace, Love & Light.[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
CCM Magazine 4/5 stars[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[4]
The Phantom Tollbooth 4/5[5]

The four star rating awarded by CCM Magazine's Bert Saraco for the "Shimmering guitars, reverb-drenched vocals and the signature wall of fuzz-box sound make this album a delight for long-time fans of The Choir."[3] The four and a half stars rating awarded by Jesus Freak Hideout's Mark Rice, thinking "this impeccably written, melancholy storm of emotion and experience is a poster child for quality."[4] AXS.com Dan Macintosh wrote of the album's sound "is just so beautifully Choir-y, it almost ought to be trademarked. However, this album’s exceptions to Choir-esque sounds are what make it so doggone exceptional." [6] Popdose.com's Dw. Dunphy described his response to the effort as "...a mystery held together with gratitude, especially when the results are albums like Shadow Weaver." [7]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Steve Hindalong; all music composed by Derri Daugherty, Steve Hindalong and Marc Byrd, unless otherwise specified.

No. Title Length
1. "Good Morning, Shadow Weaver" 3:19
2. "What You Think I Am" 4:32
3. "It Hurts to Say Goodbye" 6:59
4. "Get Gone" 4:07
5. "We All Know" 4:58
6. "Two Clouds Are One" 1:44
7. "White Knuckles" 4:43
8. "Everybody's Got a Guru" 4:39
9. "The Soul of Every Creature Cries Out" 4:19
10. "Frequency of Light" 1:31
11. "Rhythm of the Road" 5:08
12. "The Antithesis of Blue" 4:47
13. "Shadow Weaver (Reprise)" 5:34
14. "Beautiful Girl (album version)" (LP only release) 4:42

Personnel[edit]

Guest performers

  • Tammy Bosley - vocals ("Shadow Weaver" and "Get Gone")
  • Ron Bosley - acoustic 12 string guitar ("Get Gone")
  • Jim Schreck - electric guitars ("White Knuckles" and "Shadow Weaver (Reprise)")
  • Sean Celli - electric guitars ("Everybody's Got a Guru" and "The Antithesis of Blue")
  • Thom Granger - bass drum, bell rope, wine glass ("Everybody's Got a Guru"), anvil ("Rhythm of the Road")
  • Andrew Thompson - harmonium ("Frequency of Light")

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kickstarter: The Choir". Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Highlighting First-Half 2014: The Choir - 'Shadow Weaver'". Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Saraco, Bert (July 15, 2014). "The Choir: Shadow Weaver". ccmmagazine.com. CCM Magazine. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "The Choir, "Shadow Weaver" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. May 5, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ Walker, Derek. "The Choir - Shadow Weaver". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ Macintosh, Dan (May 22, 2014). "The Choir returns with a wonderful new album". axs.com. CCM Magazine. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ Dunphy, Dw. (April 24, 2014). "CD Review: The Choir, "Shadow Weaver"". popdose.com. Popdose. Retrieved February 6, 2016.