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Crossing the Jordan

Crossing the Jordan is a studio album by Belarusian band Spasenie recorded together with musicians of Chicago band Crossroads and released in 2004. It was recorded in Brest, the producers of the record are Tim Spransy and Daryl Stuermer (in the United States).[1] The first presentation of the CD in Belarus was held in Minsk on July 29, 2005, with the support of producer Tim Spransy and his band Crossroads at the club “Bielaja vieža.”[2]

Crossing the Jordan
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 3, 2004
Recorded2003–2004
StudioС
GenreChristian rock, pop rock, jazz rock
Length58:52
LanguageEnglish
LabelEast Meets West Records, Music Center C
ProducerTim Spransy, Daryl Stuermer (in the United States), Pavel Shelpuk
Spasenie chronology
Кардиограмма
(2003)
Crossing the Jordan
(2004)
Acoustic
(2007)

HistoryEdit

The title song on the disc is a biblical story.[3]

The album Crossing the Jordan is a serious indicator of our bands professional growth. When creating, recording, and mixing, all of the compositions were thought out to the smallest detail and sustained in the same style,

vocalist Igor Mukha told the portal TUT.BY.[4]

CD sales exceeded all the expectations of Brest musicians.[5]

TracklistingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Word Was Spoken"Tim Spransy4:25
2."Hold On"Tim Spransy4:48
3."The Garden of the King"Tim Spransy4:14
4."Son of Mercy"Tim Spransy, Maura Spransy4:14
5."Live Wire"Tim Spransy, Igor Mukha, Peter Semenuk, Pavel Shelpuk4:42
6."Joshua’s Dream"Tim Spransy, Igor Mukha, Peter Semenuk, Pavel Shelpuk4:52
7."New Song"Tim Spransy, Maura Spransy4:31
8."You Are Merciful"Tim Spransy4:17
9."Reign on Me"Tim Spransy4:48
10."Every Day"Tim Spransy4:53
11."I’m Watching the World Go By"Tim Spransy, Maura Spransy4:25
12."Do You Know Why"Tim Spransy, Maura Spransy3:37
13."Psalm 141"Tim Spransy5:06

Critical receptionEdit

Tatyana Zamirovskaya from the weekly BelGazeta on its pages noted that the album is associated with Sting, Phil Collins, and Mark Knopfler, and the compositions on it are “refined and melancholic jazz rock with folk elements.”[6]

WASP from the music newspaper Muzykalnaya Gazeta heard on the CD soft pop rock, more harmonious than the one that the band Novi Ierusalim performs, and praised the work of producer Tim Spransy, while songs from the disc also reminded the critic the works of Sting and Phil Collins.[7]

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Гитарист Фила Коллинза продюсирует брестскую группу Spasenie" [Phil Collins's guitarist produces the Brest band Spasenie] (in Russian). TUT.BY. 2005-05-19. Archived from the original on 2019-08-30. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  2. ^ Калитина, Ася (2005-08-01). "Пересекая Иордан" [Crossing the Jordan River]. BelGazeta (in Russian) (30 (498)). Archived from the original on 2019-08-08. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  3. ^ Зробок, Ольга (2005-05-26). "Интервью с солистом группы "Spasenie" Игорем Мухой накануне концерта 1 июня в клубе "Реактор"" [Interview with the lead singer of Spasenie Igor Mukha on the eve of the concert at the club “Reactor” on June 1] (in Russian). TUT.BY. Archived from the original on 2019-08-30. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  4. ^ "Брестская группа номинирована на Music Awards в Калифорнии" [The Brest band nominated for the Music Awards in California] (in Russian). TUT.BY. 2006-10-19. Archived from the original on 2019-08-30. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  5. ^ Агейчик, Светлана (2005) [2005]. "Альбом "Crossing the Jordan" брестской группы Spasenie совместно с американцами из Crossroads" [The album “Crossing the Jordan” by the Brest band Spasenie together with Americans from Crossroads] (in Russian). Muzykalnaya Gazeta. Archived from the original on 2019-08-06. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  6. ^ Замировская, Татьяна (2006-09-11). "Личный вкус CD-обзор Spasenie with Tim Sprancy and Becky Sharpe. Crossin' The Jordan" [Personal taste CD-review Spasenie with Tim Sprancy and Becky Sharpe. Crossin’ The Jordan]. BelGazeta (in Russian) (36 (555)). Archived from the original on 2019-08-08. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  7. ^ WASP (2005) [2005]. "Spasenie Crossing The Jordan" [Spasenie Crossing The Jordan]. Muzykalnaya Gazeta (in Russian). 24. Archived from the original on 2019-08-06. Retrieved 2019-08-06.