The Lest We Forget CD contains choral renditions of
thirteen patriotic and religious songs, recorded by the Neely family.
The Neely Team reminds me of the Family Von Trapp, with beautiful
harmony and talented musicians throughout the family. They definitely
have a family ministry, with all members participating.
Most of the songs on the Lest We Forget album are sung
by the older girls in the family, but a few feature the entire
family, including the younger children. The voices on the recording
are primarily female, as the Neely family has eight daughters and
only two sons. Family members play most of the instruments used
in the recording themselves, and some of the songs were written
or arranged by the older daughters. The music ranges from traditional
patriotic music to new, original songs.
The songs included in Lest We Forget are:
Medley (This is My Country, Dixie, Yankee Doodle, This
Land Is Your Land)
the Beautiful, God Bless America
- Lord, Please
- Lord, Let
Us Weep Again
- Revive Us
- For America
- Turn The Tide
- Armed Services
- Godly Heroes
- Prayer of Dependence
- God of Our Fathers
This album is very pleasant to listen to. The music is performed
well, and their voices blend together nicely. Some of the songs
sound more professional than other songs, but they are all enjoyable.
You can hear samples of many of the songs at their website, by
visiting their store.
Families who prefer contemporary music styles may not like the
choral style of this album. My older children didn't care for the
music very much, but my husband and I enjoyed it. Even though it
is not my children's preferred style, we feel it is important to
expose them to more classic musical styles. We will definitely
enjoy listening to it at each patriotic holiday. Perhaps our teens
will change their mind after a little more exposure.