Hidden Gems: Gold City – “The Saving Kind”

Our next hidden gem comes from Gold City’s 1990 recording, Windows of Home.  On a project that featured mega-hits “Nobody’s There” and “One Scarred Hand”, this beautiful ballad gets overlooked.  This song was one of, if not the first AC/Inspo sounding tenor ballad recorded by the group and started a tradition of great songs of the type that are still being recorded by Gold City (see “Preach The Word”).  Powerful lyrics, and a masterful performance by Brian Free highlight this song.  The arrangement, vocals, and chord progression in the chorus of this song are quite possibly the most beautiful ever recorded by Gold City.  The arrangement really complements the strong lyrics.  Again, the vocals on the chorus of this song are simply gorgeous, and for a long time I actually preferred this song to “One Scarred Hand”, though OSH was the huge power ballad.  This is quite possibly Gold City’s greatest hidden gem.  Pull out your copy and listen again.

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About Wes Burke
I'm a .NET developer and Southern Gospel music fan. Married with a wonderful family.

6 Responses to Hidden Gems: Gold City – “The Saving Kind”

  1. Matt Baker says:

    I remember this song. My mom bought the tape. I was only 5 in 1990, but i clearly remember the sounds of sunday morning coming through the car as we rode to church listening to Gold City. check out my blog at mattbakerministries.blogspot.com

  2. natesings says:

    I’ve always loved this song! It was nice to see him redo it on “Call of the Cross” which was his second solo effort. That’s a great CD to check out if you haven’t before. It is an entire CD of the progressive/inspo style that he does so well.

  3. Quaid says:

    I love that song!

  4. Maranda Anderson says:

    Gold City was and is one of the very best gospel groups of all time. One of my favorites is Saving. Kind..written by Linda Bolten. Beautiful!

  5. Linda Bolton says:

    God gave me this song a few weeks after the tragic death of my brother. music and lyrics all came at once after i was praying in desperation for God to help me.. I never dreamed so many people would be touched by it..I am especially humbled by all the artists who loved it enough to record it..It was written in 1974 and i just became familiar enough on computer to research it tonight 43 years later..God is good and we are never alone..Thank you!! {Linda Bolton, songwriter of “The Saving Kind”)

    • Wes Burke says:

      Thank you so much for commenting, Linda! It’s a great example of God bringing blessing from tragedy. Appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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