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Wesley Project

Wesley Project

[CD]

~ Alan Barnes O.W.

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The Wesley Project began a long time ago. Really. Charles Wesley lived some of his life at the same time as Bach... but that isn't exactly what I mean. What I mean is that I grew up in the Methodist Church, and I always loved hymns. Especially the Wesley Hymns. As a teenager I learned that some of the hymns I loved used the text as envisioned by their writers, but not the music. Several hymns had been re-written. Some were re-written a lot. This seemed like heresy to my adolescent mind. Hymns were like the Bible to me. "...And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." Well, that was before I started to realize why those hymns were re-written. There is a buzz word going around the church these days: "relevance". I'm certain that when Charles Wesley's tunes were re-written in the 19th century the composers believed they were making these hymns relevant for their time. I wondered if I could do the same. Unfortunately, I doubt I actually made these lyrics "relevant". As I started working on this project I realized that what I wanted to hear was real people playing real instruments and really singing. No loops to keep the drummer in time, no digital delay a la "the Edge" on the guitar, no eighth notes over saturated by tubes on the bass. I realized I wanted to hear an acoustic project. So, that's what I made. There is almost no digital manipulation of anything on this recording. There are mistakes. I hope you like the mistakes as much as I do. - Alan OW Barnes.

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Artist: Alan Barnes O.W.
Title: Wesley Project
Genre: Folk
Release Date: 3/19/2014
Label: CD Baby
Product Type: CD
Catalog #: 5638262942
UPC: 887936824692
Item #: 1133745X
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