God That Can Dance


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    God That Can Dance Paul Delph

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Review Text The important new CD, A God That Can Dance, takes the big view. Dealing with the struggle to survive in a surprisingly upbeat and life-affirming fashion, this triumphant disc is the best example yet that in facing death, one can also confront the larger issues of life and ultimately find peace. The result is a masterful album about immortality at once intensely personal, yet broad in its sheer pop appeal.Born from the quote by Friedrich Nietzche, "I would believe only in a god that knew how to dance," the album is a showcase for the considerable talent that has driven the dream career of the L.A. musician. A mix of prayerful, comforting ballads and rockers dealing with tragedy, surrender, rescue and the Great Unknown, A God That Can Dance is a testament to faith in eternal life, a look past suffering, and an embracing of the infinite. Delph has crafted a big pop/rock sound reminiscent of U2 and Tears For Fears, blended with the stirring vocal soul of Sting and Peter Gabriel, with a little Avalon-era Roxy Music thrown into the mix. The production is slick and engaging with vibrant, passionate, melodic tracks performed by a crack backup ensemble. Delph has created some of the most upbeat, positive, life-affirming and spiritual rock music you may ever hear. Songs dealing with anger ("Mad at God," which is punctuated with screaming sax work), sorrow, and finding strength lead to a poetic and otherworldly, new age-style climax with the pensive album closers "Breath of Life" and "Dance at the End of Time." Delph makes death into a beautiful thing by removing the fear and replacing it with faith and hope. It's a remarkable journey for modern ears and hearts. "If you need help/If you need help/Just call," the finally whispers as the album fades into the windy ether. ~ Will Grega

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Mad at God - 5:55
  2. 2. Good Days Are Better (But the Bad Days Are Worse) - 4:21
  3. 3. Mamma Don't Cry - 5:18
  4. 4. Sombadine - 2:54
  5. 5. Stumbling in the Dark - 5:45
  6. 6. More Than Ever - 5:47
  7. 7. Let Yourself Go - 4:27
  8. 8. I'm Gonna Save My Dreams Until Tomorrow - 3:11
  9. 9. Kyrie - 2:32
  10. 10. Eternity Spin - 5:43
  11. 11. My Heaven - 5:32
  12. 12. God That Can Dance - 4:46
  13. 13. Breath of Life - 8:42
  14. 14. Dance at the End of Time - 2:30

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