Have I mentioned before how far superior the Cathedrals’ gobsmackingly good “Every Day, Every Hour” (High and Lifted Up) is to the Gaither Vocal Band’s silly techno-pop cotton-candy version (Peace of the Rock)? The Cats’ arrangement has such vocal presence and immediacy, such harmonic precision and perfectly arced musical thoughts, and then there’s that astounding instrumentation that gives the entire affair a feeling of ascendancy, while the GVB arrangement has … a tenor sax and Michael English’s self-indulgent vocal arabesques.
If you’ve got the Cats cut, fast forward to the second chorus where they revoice the parts and then modulate up … and then up again. Set me free. My neighbors are going to start pounding on the ceiling soon, I’m sure, but that’s ok. They could stand to get saved a little down there anyway.
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