52. Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart: Sheep In Wolves Clothing

(Myrrh, 1985)
(Myrrh, 1985)

Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart climbed to the top of the CCM scene in the mid ’80s, and Sheep in Wolves Clothing was probably the record that helped get them there. It was radio-friendly rock with gospel music overtones. The record features rich harmonies and background vocals, lots of electric guitar and loads of hooks too. And it probably didn’t hurt that Mylon Lefevre & Broken Heart always put on a great concert. I was able to see the band a couple times, and they never disappointed.

The catchy opener Crucible of Love, which oozes with an ’80s vibe, is one of the best songs on Sheep in Wolves Clothing. Gospel Ship is another unforgettable track, with a catchy guitar riff intro, saloon-type piano, horns and meaty bass riffs. But perhaps the most memorable track is Trains Up In the Sky, with its jungle-like rhythm and introductory chant. And as always, LeFevre’s voice is good. On So Help Me God and Morning Star he sounds a lot like BJ Thomas, but maybe that’s just because of both song’s country gospel flavour.

And I think Sheep in Wolves Clothing bridged the gap between old time gospel music and ’80s rock. There is a wealth of sound on the record that draws from a variety of music, and that seems to be the best thing about the album. It’s highly listenable, and certainly points to Lefevre’s musical upbringing prior to his venture into the CCM market. All in all, not a bad record from Mylon Lefevre & Broken Heart, which would go on to churn out an album a year for the rest of the decade.

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Crucible of Love
  2.  He is Strong
  3.  I Will Rejoice
  4.  Love Lasts Forever
  5.  Morning Star
  6.  Gospel Ship
  7.  So Help Me God
  8.  Trains Up In the Sky
  9.  The Warrior

LISTEN HERE:

http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Sheep+In+Wolves+Clothing/3953088

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