David Phelps has one of the most impressive voices to grace the Christian market in years.
David Phelps has one of the most impressive voices to grace the Christian market in years. Some tenors can sound rather thin and wear out their welcome quickly. On the contrary, Phelps has a muscular voice capable of great range, and he's not timid in releasing his vocal firepower. Phelps issued his first solo project last year with a wonderful Christmas collection, though a multitude of fans were already familiar with Phelps as one-fourth of the acclaimed Gaither Vocal Band. That ensemble dominates the Southern Gospel scene, but for his solo career Phelps has embarked on a decidedly inspirational/ adult contemporary path. The songs, most written or co-written by Phelps, are stunning professions of faith. The production is sometimes lackluster, sounding a bit dated in places, but nothing can detract from the power of that expressive voice wrapped around such songs as "End of the Beginning," "No More Night," "Let the Glory Come Down," and "Fly Again."—DEP