Alan Sorensen - Buckets Of Teenage Angst

Published Sunday 5th January 2014
Alan Sorensen - Buckets Of Teenage Angst
Alan Sorensen - Buckets Of Teenage Angst

STYLE: Pop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 144240-21666
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

30 years after his only previous release, former singer/songwriter and now Greenock-based Church of Scotland minister Alan Sorensen has chosen to revisit and record some of his earliest compositions to help raise money for his church's fabric fund. Using the issues and emotions, joys and sorrows of falling in love as a young man as its inspiration, this is a surprisingly mature collection of songs that defy the flippant album title and showcase the potential Sorensen had as a songwriter had he chosen music over ministry all those years ago. In what is a refreshingly varied release, Sorensen goes from the light-hearted pop of "Another Fool" to the quality break-up song "What Went On?" with ease whilst showing tender reflection beyond his years in contemplative numbers such as "Wonderful Love" and "Winter Winds". There are times when he over-eggs the pudding - the fun but insubstantial "You're Mine" being a prime example - and the tonality of his vocals are occasionally all over the place but Sorensen's passionate performance and undeniable skill as a songwriter carries this rough and ready release through.

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1. Another Fool [Listen]

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