Audacious - Overflow

Published Thursday 12th May 2011
Audacious - Overflow
Audacious - Overflow

STYLE: Rock
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 95709-17081
LABEL: Integrity 98222
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2010-09-07
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Peter Timmis

Last year the prolific Manchester-based youth church released this 11 track studio album and anyone familiar with !Audacious's previous releases will know what to expect. 'Overflow' features a tried-and-tested mix of big rock ballads and gentler acoustic numbers. The CD doesn't get off to a great start though. The opening title track is a dated rocker complete with over-the-top guitar histrionics and thumping '80s drums. Things improve considerably with the chunky riff and catchy chorus of second track "Glorious" but best of all is the album's sparse and elegant seven minute centrepiece, "Spacious Place" with sweet vocals and a Clapton-esque bluesy guitar line. Also great are the tender, acoustic-based "You Are All That We Want" and closing track "Holy" which builds into a stirring refrain of "Holy, holy is the Lord God almighty". If the album as a whole reached the classy high points of the best songs here it would be a truly essential purchase. As it is, 'Overflow' still remains worthy of investigation.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Overflow [Listen]
2. Glorious [Listen]
3. Overriding Love [Listen]
4. Still [Listen]
5. Spacious Place [Listen]
6. Kingdom Come [Listen]
7. Unveil My Heart [Listen]
8. You Are All We Want [Listen]
9. Arise [Listen]
10. Born For This [Listen]
11. Holy [Listen]

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Product Description

“The latest Blockbusters rise and fall according to how good the soundtrack is.

“Have you ever been passing through a mall and heard a song playing in the background
and been instantly transported to a time in your past?

“Our lives have their own soundtrack. There are songs that deserve to take pride of place in our personal ‘Top 10’; songs that define us, songs that help us decide the people we want to be and the life we want to live.

“We believe that Overflow will be the soundtrack to the next season of your life. Play them loud, live them louder. We were born for this!”

Glyn & Sophia Barrett

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