The Union of Sinners & Saints

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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by Natebor » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:14 pm

Got the album a few weeks ago. Been stuck in the computer for a couple weeks before I got a chance to listen. TBH I mostly bought it because I like these guys, what they've done in the past, and felt like I should throw my CD money their way, mostly for the bean counters (and benefit of those eating said beans).

I was not really anticipating anything great, mostly because I'm 46 and the canon has been closed for almost 30 years, not really their fault. But I actually really enjoyed it. It'll be in my car for a while. It also gives me a bit of hope for some of the stuff I'd like to accomplish.
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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by Mountain Man » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:08 pm

BriGuyPEI wrote:That version of Desert Rose is fantastic!
I agree. This song really seems to suit John's voice.

I also can't believe how good John Schlitt sounds these days. During the Farewell tour he was sounding pretty rough, and I thought maybe it was the end of the line for him, but here we are a decade later and he sounds as strong as ever.

Incidentally, I wonder how Rick Florian feels about all of this? These are basically his songs that John is covering.
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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by Shell » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:03 pm

They sound good. I like Desert Rose a lot too.

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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by brent » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:17 pm

Just wish it rocked more. My appetite is rock 80%, softer stuff 20%.

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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by HudsonPethead » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:05 pm

Rise Up


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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by Carolina Petra Fan » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:05 am

Here's a review from JFH:
http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com//cdrev ... Saints.asp
Not sure why it took them so long to review it.
Anyway, support the band by giving them a 5 star approval on the "reader review."
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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by sue d. » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:38 pm

Boy, they DID take a long time to review it. Not bad, though... not at all! Thanks for the find.
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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by Carolina Petra Fan » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:28 am

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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by sue d. » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:24 pm

The song "RISE UP" is being released to radio today.... if you have a local radio station - give them a call and make a request!
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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by Mountain Man » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:17 pm

I bought this album with some Christmas money. It's pretty good. Has that "laid back older rocker" feel. It has a few good grooves, but most of it is kind of a mix of ballads and soft-rock. It reminds me a lot of Journey's Trial by Fire in that respect.

Some of the standout songs for me are Rise Up, Brother to Brother, Lone Soldier (love this one!), My Offering, and Bittersweet.

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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by sue d. » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:50 pm

It definitely has kind of an 'old school' vibe with a bit of modernism.... works for me!
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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by HudsonPethead » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:49 pm

News?

https://www.facebook.com/TheUnion7/vide ... 850709832/

and then Just Reach Out

https://www.facebook.com/TheUnion7/vide ... 940702823/

Does anyone know what this is about?
New Album, EP or something else?

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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by dihigo » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:11 pm

HudsonPethead wrote:News?

https://www.facebook.com/TheUnion7/vide ... 850709832/

and then Just Reach Out

https://www.facebook.com/TheUnion7/vide ... 940702823/

Does anyone know what this is about?
New Album, EP or something else?
They're currently in the studio recording their 2nd album. Hmm...perhaps we can resurrect the old "Greg vs. John" debate on here. Maybe this time we'll call it "CPR vs. TUOSS."
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Re: The Union of Sinners & Saints

Post by Mountain Man » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:58 am

dihigo wrote:Hmm...perhaps we can resurrect the old "Greg vs. John" debate on here.
Can't we all just agree that they're both great singers and leave it at that?

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