Shelter was released in November 2002 and is possibly the most reflective, even melancholic, of the Sons of Korah albums. It is a very moving album and one that has touched many people very deeply, particularly those dealing with grief and hardship.
The album was made in the wake of a two year period in which Matt Jacoby and Rod Gear were playing most gigs as a duo without the full band and the album reflects the more mellow performance that characterised that period. There is hardly any drums on this album and when the drum kit does appear it is only to create some dynamics. On Shelter Sons of Korah give heartfelt expression to some of the most beautiful moments in the psalms with sensitivity and feeling. Shelter has a very peaceful feel to it. It is one to listen to with headphones somewhere on your own. It includes Psalms 35, 1, 37 (in two parts), 127, 30, 73, 123, 128 and 51.
matv (verified owner) –
very lovely and powerful songs! my favourite song is “Whom have I in heaven but You” – thank you for this gem!
I discovered Sons of Korah in the early 2000s and this was one of the first albums I purchased, all the way in the state of Oklahoma in the USA! I was in my mid-50s and most people thought I was a little strange because I liked this music. But I think I could hear what God hears when you were playing through each one of these early albums. My favorite, although not on this cd, is Psalm 139 for many personal reasons. But this CD gave me many peaceful moments during that time in my life, and now at 73 I still enjoy and find much peace when I listen to it.