Carman - Two For One: The Standard/Mission 3:16

Published Monday 6th October 2008
Carman - Two For One: The Standard/Mission 3:16
Carman - Two For One:  The Standard/Mission 3:16

STYLE: Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 47104-14498
LABEL: EMI Gospel 5099921379727
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 2
RELEASE DATE: 2008-07-04
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Dancin' Dave Derbyshire

This double CD set is a re-release of two Carman albums 'The Standard' from 1993 and 'Mission 3:16' from 1998. Okay, perhaps his best has already been covered in other compilations but, although very good albums, these do not really do justice to Carman's tremendous talent. Among classics such as "Mission 3:16" itself and "Who's In The House?" there are other decidedly cheesy tracks. For instance, "American Again" is really a rather OTT sermon about America turning to God. Carman, as is his want, jumps between styles, from rap to gospel to gushing inspirational ballads and lacks focus as a result. Sometimes he sounds a little like a brilliant children's musician doing adult songs which if you consider his 'Yo Kidz' series, perhaps he is.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Who's In The House [Listen]
2. People Of God [Listen]
3. Legendary Mission [Listen]
4. Never Be [Listen]
5. The River [Listen]
6. Post Lamb Jam [Listen]
7. The Courtroom [Listen]
8. Surf Mission [Listen]
9. Lord, I Love You [Listen]
10. We Are Not Ashamed [Listen]
11. The Prayer Anthem [Listen]
12. Missione D'Italiano [Listen]
13. Slam [Listen]
14. All In Life [Listen]
15. Kingdom Suite [Listen]

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