Musical collaboration with Twila Paris (1998)

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Musical collaboration with Twila Paris (1998)

Post by fan_de_LoK » 1 year ago

As you may know I usually search for information about Compilation CDs that uses some Libera tracks (see here).

This led me to a discovery: Robert Prizeman and the "Angel Voices" choir have collaborated in 1998 with Twila Paris on her album named 'Perennial'

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It's surprising to discover such artistic collaboration so lately, the CD was released nearly 20 years ago.
Too bad that the discography page on the official site is not exhaustive.


I didn't know Twila Paris, apparently she is famous in the US, she is specialised in Contemporary Christian music.
She won numerous awards and her songs often reached top charts in their category.
(Her page on Wikipedia)

The three songs onto which Libera collaborated:
- 02. Father We Are Here
- 03. Come, thou fount of every blessing
- 10. My Lips Will Praise You


The 'Perennial' album can be listen fully and freely on Deezer : http://www.deezer.com/album/721937
You need to create an account to have the full songs. Hopefully there's no country restrictions.


Among the 3 songs, the one that allows to hear Libera the most is the n°2 "Father We Are Here"
We can also hear it on Youtube, a guy used the song to illustrate one of his video:
http://www.youtube.com/v/uS8CWCcDl-c
Libera is at 1'20''


The lyrics they sing :
Father we are here
We feel Your Spirit, bringing us nearer
Your face is suddenly clearer
Than all the world surrounding


On the two other songs, another group named the "Dale Warland Singers" is involved, so it's a bit more difficult to isolate the Libera parts.

The credits that allow to connect Robert Prizeman and the "Angel Voices" choir to this album can be seen on the Suffolk County, NY libraries site :
http://encore.suffolk.lib.ny.us/iii/enc ... _Rb2480056

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Post by Surpinto » 1 year ago

Thank you for this information and the links. Incredible that the CD you mention was able to fly under the radar as it were for so long without anyone knowing. Unfortunately for Americans the deezer website is not available :( but the good news is that there are ways to bypass these restrictions in a way that masks your IP address to make it look like you are in a different country :) . Sometimes this involves installing browser extensions like Hola which uses your bandwidth such that if you are in Country A, other users of the service in Country B would use your bandwidth to connect to websites available only in Country A; a trade off for the free service. But if one used it only to watch that video and then uninstalled it I see no big problems there. The other option is to use a web proxy but many of those do not play nicely with heavily scripted sites like deezer and seem to prefer more basic pages. VPN is an option, but those who know how to do that do not need my help.

There may be other services that I am not calling to mind off the top of my head as websites and services to bypass country restrictions come and go so often it's hard to keep up.

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Post by fan_de_LoK » 1 year ago

Surpinto wrote:Unfortunately for Americans the deezer website is not available :(
Perhaps there's in the US another music streaming service, free of use, that offers this CD, like Spotify ?

This UK article does a comparison between some of these sites
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/audio ... w-3523953/

I checked on Spotify : they have many albums from Twila Paris, including the album 'Perennial' :)

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Post by alcesalcesobservator » 1 year ago

That's an amazing find! I, too, am surprised that this collaboration has been around so long without notice. While it would be convenient if Libera would compile an exhaustive list of collaborations of their own, I would really miss the "thrill of the hunt". 8)
On a side note, I think Libera's sound in this era was a lot "sweeter" than it is at present.

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Post by chris17 » 1 year ago

Nice find! :)

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Re: Musical collaboration with Twila Paris (1998)

Post by hiskeys » 1 year ago

Wow! I have (at least had; can't seem to locate it right now) this CD. I think I bought it because we did one song, Fountain of Grace, off of it in our worship team at church a few years ago.

Here's an HD link to Father We Are Here. Libera is featured quite nicely, and it's a nice arrangement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmBPlu1S24

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Post by hiskeys » 1 year ago

And just in case you can't get the Deezer site (above) to work, here are links to the other two songs:

My Lips Will Praise You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4acmUJe_g4

Come, Thou Fount
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqkjJSpRtCk

Even in these two songs, you can hear them quite well in certain places (especially with headphones), and it sounds like they let them take all or most of the higher parts.

Overall, I think this was a great collaboration - great find! Now I'm going to have to seriously search for the CD . . .


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