Precious Memories: Vol. II
Label: Alan Jackson-Precious Memories II
Alan Jackson's deep, resonating vocals are well suited for the reverential tone of church songs, as his 2006 hit Precious Memories attests. The sequel is another moving collection, though slightly more subdued; "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder," with its tinkling piano and beautiful background vocals, is the highlight. Even though a few tracks here are a bit too earnest, Jackson does a great job keeping them on an intimate, emotional keel. Other favorites: "Amazing Grace" and "There Is Power in the Blood."