6 June 2015
"Let Me Take You To The Kingdom" (Hosanna Records HOS 72873, 1973) is one of the better acoustic sets to come out of the United States. Combining classical guitar with layered vocals and double acoustic leads, the effect is often mysterious and moody.
The original cover has a beautiful intricate illustration of "Dennis Ryder" walking beside a stream with Christ in the background. The photo of "Dennis Ryder" on the back was later enlarged and placed on the front for the Windy Distribution pressing. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Top of the heap for Christian Folk.
"Dennis Ryder" is a marvelous songwriter, and his enthusiasm for his faith is utterly infectious without being at all annoying. He simply shares, doesn't proselytize. His vocals and melodies are brilliant, and the mild Folk-Rock arrangements show them off beautifully.
Just a fantastic record (Aaron Milenski).