RELEASE
November 09, 2004
LABEL
Word Distribution
GENRES
Country, CCM, Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, Gospel, Contemporary Country, New Traditionalist, Contemporary Christian, Neo-Traditionalist Country

Album Review

In 2000, Randy Travis devoted himself to gospel music, and 2004's Passing Through is the fourth religious record he cut since then, but there's a difference here: instead of focusing on explicitly Christian material, Travis has collected a set of songs and stories about how faith affects life. It's inspirational music in the purest sense -- it doesn't preach, it instructs and inspires through its carefully observed tales. Musically, Passing Through is classic hardcore country, alternating between sentimental ballads and straight-ahead honky tonk and country-folk. Similarly, the songs themselves tell tales that are classic country, but the difference is that each has a subtle message or religious undercurrent to it. It all makes for a very strong album, either in contemporary Christian terms or by a purely musical yardstick, and it's further proof that Travis's traditionalist country continues to reap considerable rewards.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Pick Up the Oars and Rowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/pick-up-the-oars-and-row/id28055235?i=28055237&uo=5
  2. Four Wallshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/four-walls/id28055235?i=28055239&uo=5
  3. That Was Ushttp://itunes.apple.com/album/that-was-us/id28055235?i=28055242&uo=5
  4. Angelshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/angels/id28055235?i=28055244&uo=5
  5. Running Blindhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/running-blind/id28055235?i=28055246&uo=5
  6. My Daddy Never Washttp://itunes.apple.com/album/my-daddy-never-was/id28055235?i=28055248&uo=5
  7. A Place to Hang My Hathttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-place-to-hang-my-hat/id28055235?i=28055250&uo=5
  8. Right on Timehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/right-on-time/id28055235?i=28055252&uo=5
  9. My Poor Old Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/my-poor-old-heart/id28055235?i=28055254&uo=5
  10. I'm Your Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/im-your-man/id28055235?i=28055256&uo=5
  11. Train Long Gonehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/train-long-gone/id28055235?i=28055258&uo=5
  12. I Can See It in Your Eyeshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-can-see-it-in-your-eyes/id28055235?i=28055260&uo=5