Andrew Culverwell - Where Is The Love

Andrew Culverwell - Where Is The Love
Andrew Culverwell - Where Is The Love

STYLE: Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14668-18475
LABEL: Polydor 2343035
FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

In the '60s Andrew was the keyboard player and singer with The Four Kingsmen before he was discovered by pop producer and impresario Norrie Paramor and signed to a solo deal with Polydor Records. This 1971 debut album predates the song "Come On Ring Those Bells" which is probably his best known number and was made famous by gospel singer Evie. In 1971, this was a mainstream release and features Andrew's pleasant pop voice, plenty of strong arrangements, good songwriting and his distinctive organ playing. The results are a pop album that is very much of its time but in an era where there wasn't much of an infrastructure for Christian music in the UK, the quality is there for it to be released on Polydor. There are quite a few standouts here including the groovy "Once There Was A Time" which features some great organ playing and the title track complete with its fuzzy guitar! "Find A Mountain" highlights some great gospelly backing vocals that pop up on a few of the tracks here. A couple of years after this, Culverwell was discovered by Andrae Crouch and found success as a writer and artist in America.

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Reader Comments

Posted by John Plummer in Chessington, Surrey, UK @ 20:47 on Jan 13 2010

Hi, I have an original copy of this LP. Andrew's first record. I bought Where Is The Love? when we were in Chard, when Andrew was singing at a concert there in the 1970s. I remember him playing a big white organ in the Chard Townhall.




Posted by paul hopper in Barnstaple UK @ 12:05 on Dec 16 2007

Hi. I bought a copy of this album weay back in the early 70s . He even autographed it for me! AC did a very small gig at a local church in Axminster, Devon UK and had about a dozen copies of the album wiith him, I would have been about 9 at the time and although I had no idea what I was buying, liked the look of the cover, borrowed a couple of quid off of a friend and took it home.

I probably played the thing every day for about 5 years.

Sadly the album has seen better days but with the wonders of digital technology, I've managed to clean it up and stored it on to CD.

Paul



Posted by David Lancashire in Dallas TX @ 20:46 on Nov 1 2007

would like to purchase a copy of this.


Reply by michele in uk @ 02:03 on Nov 1 2008

You were looking for the album where is the love by andrew culverwell in december2007. If you still want the album, I have the original 1971 version, 33 rpm. The sleeve is slightly soiled but the record is pristine.
Hope you get this email after so long.
Regards.

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Reply by Adrian Auer-Hudson in RENO, NEVADA @ 20:16 on Dec 31 2007

I am also looking for a copy of "Where is the Love"

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