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There is a lot of female narration.... A lot. I love the Psalms but since they we're mostly written by David I've always imagined a more masculine tone as I read.. Not that it's bad to have female readers but it just isn't my particular thing.
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I can understand that regional and even national accents are in play here, but the poor quality of accent is irritating especially in the drawl and in this over staged presentation. There is no emotion and little room for contemplation. This makes this version the psalms an experience, which I don’t prefer. I bought this recording to take into hospital with me, thinking that when I feel alone after surgery and unable to read, I could listen to something comforting. Instead, I will listen to God through silence and prayer.
A great audio panorama. The artists read the Psalms as if they are on stage performing, with power, emotion and clarity. You can hear and understand all the words. It is performance poetry at its best. The background sound effects add a great feel to the experience of listening. Makes the listening seem like a big story being told. Somehow the Psalms come alive as words real people felt and real people wrote. The performers are young, old, male, female, all US black I think by the sound of their voices. The varied voices add texture and richness to the experience of hearing the Psalms that brings them alive. Such a change from cultured UK English accents. I am uplifted and energised listening to this recording. Part of my aim in getting this recording was to learn more psalms off by heart by repeated listening to them spoken. That can only work inf the recording is one I listen to over and over again. This fits that bill perfectly.