The Oak Ridge Boys release their second full album of 1983, and it's a doozy! Deliver is great record full of great songs, that cover different styles of music.
This album starts off with the whining of the violin, as William Lee Golden gives one of his finest performances ever on the fantastic tune "Ozark Mountain Jubilee". Another stellar cut by the mountain man comes later in the record in the form of "Still Holding On".
Joe Bonsall lays his signature tenor vocal to the mournful gem "I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes". Joe switches gears and also gives us a fun rock song called "Ain't No Cure For The Rock And Roll". Then, before this album is through, he gives an excellent upbeat tune called "Break My Mind" full of great harmonies.
Duane Allen and Richard Sterban have their shining moments on this record as well. "Down Deep Inside" is the bass man finishing up the album with one of his more rare up-beat tunes.
"In The Pines" is a fun three-four time song that finds the Boys singing the entire song, verses and chorus, in unison.
Despite record company pressures of getting
two full length albums out within a year's time, the Oak Ridge Boys still manage
to find a superb collection of songs here, and supply their fans and the general
public to an absolute treat for the ears. Deliver is fine effort
that will stand the test of time, and be a staple in the Oaks catalog for years