August 24, 2010
Spring Hill Music
Country, Southern Gospel, CCM, Country Gospel, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Contemporary Christian, New Traditionalist, Gospel, Contemporary Country

Album Review

Randy Travis spent a considerable chunk of the 2000s recording gospel for various offshoots of the Christian label Word Distribution, and the 2010 release I’ll Fly Away rounds up 14 of these cuts, adding for good measure a bonus track of “Three Wooden Crosses,” the 2002 hit from Rise and Shine (his major-label gospel album that kick-started the whole trend). It’s a well-chosen collection of standards all given simple, effective readings by Travis; they’re proudly traditional but not stubbornly so. There are no surprises, either in approach or selection, but there aren't meant to be: I’ll Fly Away is merely a very good way to sample the best of his gospel recordings of the new millennium.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I'll Fly Away
  2. Sweet By and By
  3. Nothing But the Blood
  4. Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
  5. Jesus On the Mainline
  6. The Unclouded Day
  7. Since Jesus Came Into My Heart
  8. Are You Washed In the Blood?
  9. Down By the Riverside
  10. Go Tell It On the Mountain
  11. Shall We Gather At the River?
  12. Swing Down Chariot
  13. He's My Rock, My Sword, My Shield
  14. This Train
  15. Three Wooden Crosses [*]