Friday, August 12, 2011

Song for the weekend: Emily Smith: Glory Bound

Emily Smith and friends with Glory Bound, which was recorded for the program Songs of Praise, which aired in the UK. The song was written by Canadian writer Ruth Moody.

coming up soon here along the Music Road, a review of Emily Smith's album Traiveller's Joy and here it is from Scotland: Emily Smith: Traiveller's Joy

you may also wish to see
Music Road: Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan, and Robert Burns
Music Road: Emily Smith: Too Long Away

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Anonymous wandering educators said...

i LOVE this - both the beautiful song, beautiful location, and the train videos - made me happy! I WAS THERE! :)

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Shetyl said...

Beautiful tipune...and love the train/scenery. Thanks for sharing!

9:53 PM  
Blogger MyKidsEatSquid said...

Cool song. As I was listening, I couldn't help thinking how the style, lyrics felt so much like country music.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Casey@Good. Food. Stories. said...

I think you should do a post on how many songs out there have the title "Glory Bound." As I clicked on the video, I wondered - would it be a cover of the Grass Roots version? The Martin Sexton one?

6:45 AM  
Anonymous Donna Hull said...

What a gorgeous setting for a beautiful song. The addition of the train in the video was just about perfect.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous AB said...

Such an uplifting song. Love her voice!

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Melanie Haiken said...

I have a version of the Wailin Jennys singing this song, and love it. It's neat to hear someone else's take on it. Who wrote it, Smith or the Jennys?

3:31 PM  
Blogger kerry dexter said...

Ruth Moody wrote it. I know she was with the Jemmys. not sure if she is still.

Smith is a fine songwriter though, although this isn't one of hers. For the Songs of Praise show she was asked to come up with suggestions for songs that ahd to to with journeys as well as with faith, and this is one of those she offered.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Jane Boursaw said...

Beautiful! Love her crystal clear voice.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Merr said...

Pretty and soulful - thanks for posting.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer Margulis said...

I've always wanted to go to Scotland. This video makes me desperate to get there.

12:40 PM  

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