Do Not Pass Me By Vol. II by Pastor T.L. Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir

Following up the cult success of the much-beloved Like A Ship… Without A Sail in 1971, Do Not Pass Me By was the even more limited successor two years later. Chicago’s Pastor T.L. Barrett once again took the 40-piece Youth For Christ Choir and laid down ten more yearning, soaring spiritual tracks. 

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Do Not Pass Me By Vol. II by Pastor T.L. Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir
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9/10 Will 06 August 2019

A few months ago, there was a week where I exclusively listened to Pastor T.L. Barrett, Sister Irene O'Connor and Kanye West and thought I might be turning Christian. That phase has passed, but it goes some way to showing the power of Pastor T.L. Barrett's music.

The last record he released with the Youth For Christ Choir is called 'Do Not Pass Me By Vol. II' and it's very much a continuation of the sound that Barrett pioneered on his albums 'Like A Ship... (Without A Sail)'. Every song is exultant and completely joyous. It's a beautiful record and definitely holds up to 'Like A Ship...'. The centerpoint is Barrett's singing, my god (still not Christian though), his singing. He has one of the finest soul voices I've ever heard, nay, one of the finest voices full-stop. He takes lead vocals on most of the songs and without them, this album would just not be as good. 

Barrett's music could be called soul, funk, gospel, but he achieves a mix that's completely his own. This is one of those reviews where the album is so brilliant that I can't quite squeeze out the metaphors and adjectives that I usually reach for to demonstrate my enjoyment. There's not much to say apart from that there's something in Barrett's music for everyone; do not let it pass you by (zing). 



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