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Within The Rock by Gold City
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Studio: Daywind Records
Record Label Daywind
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.92" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.16 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2010
Publisher DAYWIND, INC.
ISBN 7513177325 ISBN13 9787513177320 UPC 614187773222
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More About Craig Phillips, And Dean
Gold City is an American Christian music group that is based in Gadsden, Alabama.
The discovery of gold in Dahlonega, Georgia in 1828 set off the first major gold rush in America. It also inspired the name for Gold City, one of Christian music’s best-known and well-loved entertainers. Gold City continues the tradition set forth by the group’s founders in 1980 with the release of their new album “Moment of Truth.”
Daniel Riley took over the southern gospel group from his father, Tim Riley, when he retired just a few years ago. Daniel has brought together a stellar group of singers and entertainers in Gold City’s current structure: Steve Ladd, tenor; Bruce Taliaferro, lead; Aaron McCune, bass; and Daniel on baritone. They have a full-time pianist, Josh Simpson, and carry a full band on select dates.
Daniel’s father joined the group, then based in Dahlonega, Georgia, as its bass singer back in the summer of 1980. That was when Floyd Beck evolved a group from Mississippi called the Christianairs into Gold City, taking the name from a quartet his father had led back in the 40s. After Beck died in 1984, Tim moved everyone to his hometown, Gadsden, Alabama, where it continues to be based.
The group has had major success over the years with many of its members going on to solo careers or starting other groups. Among those were Brian Free, Mike Lefevre, Ivan Parker, Mark Trammell, Jonathan Wilburn, Jay Parrack and others. Each specific group of men has spread the gospel through the music they recorded and performed.
“Our taste leans toward the modern country sound, so of course the new album does sound a little more country,” Daniel says. “Our last album, “Revival,” had that flair to it. Gold City has always been somewhat progressive, always pushed the envelope to a degree, and we are still doing that. We strive to be different than everybody else out there, because the only way to be successful is to find a way to be unique. I think we have accomplished that in our sound.”
The group strives to reach a younger audience without alienating their longtime loyal fans, which Daniel admits is tough to do. “We’re trying to do what we enjoy doing the best we can do it. Church music has changed, Christian music in general has changed, so right now it’s sort of a weird atmosphere as to what people want. You have to balance what people want with what you enjoy performing, because if you’re singing a style you don’t enjoy, you won’t be around very long.”
Daniel says he see more and more young people coming out to Gold City concerts, but he also sees some of the fans who have been with the group for years. “In concerts we do our newer songs but still incorporate our hit songs from the 80s and 90s, giving people a mix of what they want. I definitely don’t want to alienate people who have brought us to table. They come to hear the songs that are 20+ years old, and if they want to hear those songs we will do them. We still enjoy singing them too.”
The quartet has had numerous number one radio hits over the years, making songs like “Midnight Cry,” “It’s Still The Cross,” “He Said,” “I’m Not Giving Up,” “Calvary Conquers It All,” “Show Me The Cross,” “There Rose a Lamb,” “Preach The Word,” and most recently, “I Cast My Bread Upon The Water” classics in Southern Gospel circles.
Reviews - What do customers think about Within The Rock?
Awesome CD! Mar 9, 2005
Enjoyed nearly every track on here!
*He Lifted My Burdens - A fast song that depicts in a neat way some of what Jesus did for us on Calvary.
*Mercy Rescues Me- No matter how low you sink, if you just call out to God, he's there to help you.
*In Time, On Time Every Time - A fun fast song that also says that God will show up right on time! Takes it from the viewpoint of the 3 Hebrew children in the fiery furnace, David and Goliath and Naaman the leper.
*The Lamb Upon the Throne - A slow, but beautiful song about worship.
*Longing for Buelah - Can't wait to get home!
A lot of great songs that deserve to be listened to again and again!
Good Jul 2, 2001
I enjoyed this album but feel that Gold City really needs some more uptempo songs on their albums.
GREAT CD!! Sep 3, 2000
Gold City did it again! They have a great CD with several good songs such as, "Mercy Rescues Me", "Isn't He Wonderful", "When He Touched Me" etc. They are all uplifting and very encouraging. It is GREAT Southern Gospel music! And Mark displays his wonderful voice. I would recommend to all!
Not bad Mar 5, 2000
This is one of three GC CDs I have and I still like their uptempo songs much more than I do their ballads. I just haven't heard one of their ballads that would make me want to hear it over and over. My favorite songs are "Isn't He Wonderful" and "Gonna Take It and Leave It," which are, of course, uptempo songs. I have to say I really like Tim Riley's bass voice. He has a powerful, rich, and deep voice. I think it's a good CD for the uptempo songs, but they make up only about a half of the tracks.
Simply the best Sep 16, 1999
As usual Gold City produced one of the better albums in Southern Gospel. Their style of music is what sets them apart from all the rest. Good wholesome music, that is sung with power, and fellows that act like they know what they are singing about. GET ALL OF THIER RECENT ALBUMS.(Especially since Mark, Jay, and Jonathan have join the group)