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  • Audio CD (18 Aug 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B000PAU2VM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 308,662 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Along The Way 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen11. I See Thee Nevermore 2:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
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This is the second solo album by Ron Block, the 15-year veteran guitarist, banjoist, vocalist, songwriter of Alison Krauss and Union Station. Boasting an all-star lineup featuring Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, Barry Bales, Adam Steffey, Stuart Duncan, Viktor Krauss, Suzanne and Sidney Cox, Homer, Lisa, and Lori Forbes and others, the album is a set of intensely moving and personal songs of faith written to bring encouragement to the deepest longings of the spirit – a beautiful and rewarding glimpse inside the human heart. Tracks: The Kind Of Love / Along The Way / Love’s Living Through Me When I Do / Things Aren’t Always As They Seem / Be Assured / DoorWay / Above The Line / The Blackness Of The Need / Flame / Secret Of The Woods / I See Thee Nevermore / Someone. Also available: FARAWAY LAND (ROUCD0477).

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Owen on 15 Oct 2009
Format: Audio CD
If you don't know who he is Ron Block is a very talented guitar and banjo player and a lovely singer and a member of the excellent Alison Krauss and Union Station. His albums have a gospel feel to them and his obvious devotion to God shines through. I can highly recommend both of his albums, they are very well produced and as with all the Union Station band members, he never hits a wrong note.
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By Nick on 11 Jun 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Musicianship faultless. Disappointed with the heavily religious messages in the songs. One or two would be fine ,but more suitable for an avidly religious audience. Excellent vocals.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Radiance, truth and power 22 Jun 2007
By J. Ross - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Playing Time - 40:28 -- It's been over six years since all-around musician Ron Block released his debut solo album, "Faraway Land." Besides focusing on family, the talented guy's been so busy clocking road miles with Alison Krauss & Union Station that doing another solo project was down a ways on his priority list. Like on "Faraway Land," his compelling self-penned songs on "DoorWay" are arranged with all-star casting, dynamics, and varied tempos. His big musical vision taps inspiration and gains strength from various genres. Dan Tyminski, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas, Alison Krauss are back again to lend their able support. Others in the lineup include Barry Bales, Adam Steffey, Viktor Krauss, Suzanne Cox, Sidney Cox, Andy Hubbard, and the Forbes Family.

The cornerstone of Block's music is his thoughtful, intimate and personal lyrics. He's said that his songs come quickly and easily or else they sound contrived. Most make reference to his faith-based beliefs, and others offer new perspectives on his updated take on the world and where to find direction and guidance. Ron proclaims that Jesus Christ is the center of his being and answer to his needs. As a gospel songwriter, Ron says, "my first order of business is making sure I am abiding in Christ - meaning that I am resting in him, knowing he lives in me, and is living through me to others." He understands that he can comfort others with the comfort he's received from God. Alison Krauss once said, "Ron has had the ability to change lives with his words." What more could a songwriter hope for! A new website with lyrics and commentary for DoorWay is in the works and should be up and running soon.

"DoorWay" is also a musical treat for the senses because Block explores images, textures, and colors that are both bright and sedate. With calmness and composure, intimate singer/songwriter settings typify "The Kind of Love," "The Blackness of the Need," "Secret of the Woods," and "Someone." There's the intense soulful loveliness and devout tone of "Things Aren't Always As They Seem." Uplifting bluegrass gospel rousers include "Along the Way" and "Be Assured." Smooth and evocative, "Love's Living Through Me When I Do" is folk-pop with a dreamy delivery. The title cut, "DoorWay," provides a beautifully reflective moment at the middle of the set. Like the rest of the conceptual album, Ron wants us to think about whether we'll keep on stumbling through the desert or whether we'll make the leap of faith and see with God's vision. "I See Thee Nevermore" is a sweetly wistful instrumental. Block shakes things up with his gritty alt-country groove on "Above the Line." "Flame" takes us on a journey into his Effortland. "I know the flame of the burning tree / is the flame that burns in the deep of me / The love of the Father."

Sturdy and self-confident, Ron Block carefully cultivates his music with a strong personal belief in its depth and meaning. "DoorWay" shows that his inner fire burns with the conviction of his soul. Block has discovered what he stands for in life and what he has to do with his music. As a result, the master's songs exhibit radiance, truth and power.
The message of inner reliance on Christ is fundamental to what Ron Block is doing. He plans to continue expanding these ideas through music and books. (Joe Ross, staff writer, Bluegrass Now)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A nice escape from the traditional 17 July 2007
By Seth Hancock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
First of all, let me say that if you are looking for a traditional Bluegrass album from one of the best musicians in the country then you will be disappointed with this album. Secondly, if you are looking for something from an artist that is thought-provoking, deep, spiritual and evolving then you will LOVE this project.

While Ron has several Country/Bluegrass tracks on this album, there are several that are not what you would expect at all. But that is a good thing, check that, great thing. Ron shows his diversity and growth as a musician and songwriter. The lyrics are deep and meaningful, the musicianship is outstanding and the harmonies are, at times, haunting. The song DoorWay is my particular favorite.

This is a great album from a great musician. Nice work, Ron.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
And now for something completely different...... 19 July 2007
By Johnno - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Ron probably is not the greatest out front singer you ever heard, but he IS one of the best writers you will hear - particularly in a Christian context. He is one of the tastiest players of electric or acoustic guitar on the planet. He is a style making banjo player to boot. And his harmonies with Dan Tyminski with AKUS can make your hair stand on end.
This CD moves on from his 1st stylistically. A lot more electric, and quite a bit more punch musically and vocally.
If theology is a concern then the lyrics are drawn from an evangelical viewpoint, pointing out the folly of works based Chritianity and proposing the view that everything has been done for us, and all we have to to is live with that in mind.
There are a couple of bluegrass tracks for the diehard fan, and Ron nails those in every aspect.
My favorite track is Above The Line a hybrid bluegrass/rock which cracks along nicely. There is a lot more of Dan Tyminski on this CD, and he and Ron are vocally and instrumentally one of the great combinations in any kind of music.
This CD which will last you for a lifetime and never get out of style. I still play Faraway Land regularly and never tire of it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Speaks to the heart 2 Oct 2007
By Natalie M. Romano - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"Door Way" is truly a passageway that opens into wisdom and light. Each song is a different room where one discovers something new every time he or she enters. I've been excited about Ron's new release for a long time and it by far exceeded my expectations. Several of the songs have a mystical melody with lyrics that speak to the heart of a marriage to Christ. All of the songs on this CD are deeply personal and they contain promises and revelations that cast out the demons of fear and doubt. Ron's voice is rich and compelling. This CD ministers to me and if you are seeking to know yourself as Christ knows you, it will minister to you as well.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Doorway CD 16 July 2007
By Lee Lilly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Ron Block is a gifted song writer. This is a good CD and worth buying.
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