Graham Ord - Crying Freedom

Saturday 1st June 1996
Graham Ord - Crying Freedom

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Steve Cox

Graham is best known for his Stirling work with those zany iconoclasts the talented Wesley Brothers. Graham here branches out with an excellent mini-album produced in conjunction with the truly brilliant Martin Smith. Graham is also the Youth Pastor at the Vineyard, St Albans and leads the praise and worship at the Cry Freedom Youth Conference. Apparently, the first four tracks are the kind of P&W you can expect at the conference. If so, then count me in. Just five tracks left this listener thirsting for more. Each track is an absolute gem. Tracks 1-5 are driven by some great guitar riffs especially "I Want To Be True", but "You've Been Good To Me", with its distorted vocals in front of a gutsy rock rhythm, is truly memorable. After four tracks of real rock solid quality, "In You" brings this mini-album of real distinction to a premature, and surprising, conclusion with an atmospheric U2-style praise anthem that reflects Graham's current musical leanings. Lovers of top quality rock with heart should ensure this album is in their collection.

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