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Top 10 Cathedral Quartet Recordings

What's up with all the "top 10" lists on SG blogs these days? I don't know, but apparently it's contagious, since I'm joining the fray. Also, it's been a while since I posted and I've made many promises to post more often, so here goes:

The Top 10 Cathedrals recordings of all time, according to yours truly.

10. The Cathedral Quartet With Brass

9. Something Special

8. Taller Than Trees

7. Greater

6. Symphony of Praise

5. Live In Atlanta

4. I've Just Started Living

3. The Cathedral Quartet With Strings

2. Travelin' Live

1. A Cathedral Christmas, A Capella

Let me hear some dissent!!


Anonymous Daniel J. Mount said...

Nice list.

They started because I've made a commitment to daily posts, and there isn't always news to discuss.

Daniel J. Mount

5:45 AM  
Anonymous somebody said...

Here's my top 5 picks (not nessisarily in this order):
"The Cathedral Quartet sing Albert E. Brumley Classics"
"The Cathedral Quartet Live In Concert"
"Live With The Cathedral Quartet"
"Oh Happy Day"
Yes, as you can tell, I'm a Roy Tremble fan.
One thing is for sure:they did so many good albums that I could spend hours trying to make a top 5 list.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Southern Gospel Perspective said...

Good list, somebody. I agree that the Cats didn't make bad recordings very often.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Kyle Boreing said...

I like the song selection on "I've Just Started Living," but the production, to me, was a bit cheap-sounding.

My collection would include "Cherish That Name." I like the overall sound of this album much better than "Greater." It just sounds cleaner and tighter overall. I also think it has the best rendition of "Canaanland Is Just In Sight."

12:52 PM  
Blogger Southern Gospel Perspective said...

Thanks for the comment, Kyle.

I didn't think the production on "I've Just Started Living" was cheap sounding at all, but you know how opinions are... Maybe what you are hearing is the somewhat less "orchestration" on that recording compared to other Cat recordings of that era like "Symphony of Praise".

I like "Cherish That Name" very much too.

Thanks again for the comment(s).

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For me,
1.Voices in Praise Acappella
2.The Prestigious Cathedral Quartet
3.Live in Atlanta
4.Climbing Higher and Higher
5.Radio Days

8:43 PM  

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