Album Review: In the Cool of the Day by Daniel Martin Moore

Album Name: In the Cool of the Day
Artist: Daniel Martin Moore
Year/Label: 2010 / Sub Pop

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Daniel Martin Moore decided to record a spiritual record with the aid of some simple instrumentation and he’s done a good job of it.

All Ye Tenderhearted opens the album on a hushed, yet urgent note.

O My soul is one of his own songs and it’s a comforting and persuasive tune. The slow tempo becomes restful rather than too inanimate.

The title song was penned by Jean Ritchie and has a reflective, almost Nick Drake-like sensitivity.
Moore’s vocal is a quiet and thoroughly magnetic presence.

Set Things Aright is one of Moore’s own songs, and it ends the album on a positive note.
He manages to sing about faith without being preachy, and that makes for an arresting magnetic album.

It’s well worth a spin.

Track Listing
1. All Ye Tenderhearted
2. Dark Road
3. My Soul
4. In The Garden
5. Closer Walk With Thee
6. Up Above My Head
7. Softly And Tenderly
8. In The Cool Of The Day
9. It Is Well With My Soul
10. Lay Down Your Lonesome Burden
11. Set Things Aright

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