Title:"Foot Of The Cross"
Rating- 9.90(Scale 1-10)
by C.W. Ross
Legacy is comprised of Grammy nominated songwriter George Brantley Ratzlaff, formerly with the band Potliquor.
Since giving his life to Jesus he now writes, produces, and performs only Christian music.
Joining him in the group is Paige Lewis Ratzlaff and Laura Cassidy Ratzlaff.
This cd really blew me away. This is one of those releases that transcends appealing to one specific musical style.
No matter what your favorite style of music is this release will quench your musical appetite.
You'll find eleven original songs and arrangements all of them were written, arranged, produced, programmed, engineered, and mixed by George except for the song, "Everything." That track was written, arranged, and performed by Paige Lewis Ratzlaff.
The songs manage to create a delightful cocktail mix of styles using large portions of rock music along with splashes of alternative, techno, dance, r&b and soul styles.
Most of the songs feature the lead vocals of George Brantley Ratzlaff. For those of you old enough to remember they have a Joe Cocker trait to them.
Several of the songs do feature female lead vocals. One of them is the song, "Everything" performed by Paige Lewis Ratzlaff.
It's a well done p&w piano ballad. Paige also performs the lead and background vocals on the song, "You Cover Me."
The lead vocal on the song "You" are handled by Laura Cassidy Ratzlaff. This song really peaked my interest with its unique techno, dance, hiphop, and r&b blending of styles.
Both of the ladies vocals are energetic and rocking while still smooth flowing.
The music on this cd grabs your attention from track one with its rich symphonic sound and doesn't let go.
One of the most powerful songs lyrically is,
"Less Than A Minute." A song that deals with how quickly things can happen and change everything in your life. The song uses the 9-11 terrorist attack on the twin towers in N.Y.C. to drive home that point.
The only problem I had with this CD is that I didn't want it to end.
It's fresh, inventive and powerful. Get this release and open your musical world to a new and rich experience.
Another thing that makes this release special is instead of buying it in the normal way to get the cd you need to make a donation to the Jesus Film Project (Campus Crusade For Christ). Contact information and details on how to do that are available at their website.
C.W. Ross is a freelance writer who enjoys both listening to and writing about Christian Music. You can reach him by using the contact form found on his website: christianrockersonline.com