By Chris Willman
Updated September 13, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Orphans of God

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  • Music

Folk-rocker Mark Heard, who died in relative obscurity in 1992, was the most talented singer-songwriter ever to toil in the ”contemporary Christian music” ghetto. Orphans of God, a two-CD tribute, has 34 artists reprising his work, and Heard’s wordiness and inimitable bite foil plenty of them. But fellow orphans Tonio K and Bruce Cockburn are more than capable of suggesting his intellectual conviction, and Victoria Williams and Phil Keaggy his warmth. A fitting reminder that faith and refinement need not be unfamiliar bedfellows. B

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Orphans of God

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