I really like the rhythm of this song. It's upbeat and quirky. The vocal mix and shared lead vocal between Karen and Richard is a nice change of pace. Though the song is a bit short it is a nice bridge between songs.
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Gave this one 3 stars...It's a very nice and upbeat song...just not one of my favorites...the message of love is surrender...if you dare or care reminds me a little of the Beatles "All You Need is Love" as far as the real message goes. Fits in well with the world situation at the time...love will smooth all things out...just a bit unrealistic. But I'm aware that actually this was written as a church song ....and so as far as that goes, i agree that "without love you are nothing at all"... And so,....i think i would like it a bit more without Richard's "uh" or "yeah", or whatever that is. Of course, their performance of it is, of course, impeccable.
Post by YesterdayOnceMore on Oct 13, 2005 16:21:48 GMT -5
Gave this Bill Gaither tune 4 stars. Yes, it was originally a gospel song. I didn't learn that until long after I'd heard this version of it. Again, it's the overdubbed harmonies that grab on to me and won't let go, throughout the entire song. I especially love the crescendo on words like "all-ll" and "foun-wound" - and the "huh" by Rich is a great one. It reminded me of a lot of jazz pianists who throw that type of guttaral noise out as they are so wrapped up in the music that it just "happens" before you know it. I thought it fit perfectly, and this song is a fun listen. So much great backup vocals, and so much great overdubbing. Just love that. 4 stars from me.... Tim
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Post by BethMosior on Oct 15, 2005 12:29:32 GMT -5
this song is a great, upbeat song plus it reminds of when my church would have picnic's,we would have camp fire song's, but it was the way Ralph Charmical wrote it we would get around the camp fire and sing for hours its a very relaxing toe tapper song its tops in my book
A nice positive song that takes love to a possible spiritual world. In fact, my mom had this song on a Christian record by a group I can't remember, but there were other verses that took on a more Godly love.
On this song, both Karen and Richard sing the lead. It is fun and upbeat and a strong album cut, though not strong enough to be a single, it is still a lot of fun to listen to.
Post by Prisoner_Walking on Feb 18, 2006 9:51:47 GMT -5
I agree with all you guys here. "Surrender" is a catchy, uplifting song, performed expertly by K & R. Those backing harmonies are especially well executed. One of their most likeable upbeat tunes. 4 Stars. L