Greg Sczebel - Here To Stay

Published Wednesday 1st December 2004
Greg Sczebel - Here To Stay
Greg Sczebel - Here To Stay

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11228-10148
LABEL: Independent
PRICE: £4.99

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Reviewed by Philip Croft

To be honest I'm not sure if this album is correctly classified under pop or whether it should be R&B. Like Jay Kay and Justin Timberlake before him (or Jon Gibson if you want a Christian equivalent) Greg Sczebel is another white artist who has opted for a black feel which strongly mimics Stevie Wonder, circa 'Innervisions' and Michael Jackson, circa 'Off The Wall'. Even the CD itself has been made to look like a small version of an old vinyl album to add to the retro feel. Sadly the drum/bass section just isn't punchy enough to put this in the same league as any of the other artists mentioned but the songs are most definitely impressive, well written, sung with passion and upfront about Jesus. This is certainly one that I'll be listening to again in future and I one that I would recommend to anyone who likes R&B grooves done old school.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Here To Stay [Listen]
2. In The Pocket [Listen]
3. Lights Are Coming On [Listen]
4. Perhaps [Listen]
5. Still The One [Listen]
6. You've Got It [Listen]
7. Everybody [Listen]
8. Satisfy [Listen]
9. You've Got It (Reprise) [Listen]
10. Unlisted [Listen]
11. Thank You [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by ercado in pembroke @ 04:37 on Nov 13 2006

i saw this guy last night, there he was just a yamaha keyboard and his voice separating him from the audience, needless to say i thought he was great,
shades of mick hucknalll of simply red fame, with a touch of colin james, for good measure, all done in with a Christian soul revival feel, if there is one album out there that is going to break the genre gap from Christian to secular pop...THIS IS IT!!! get it !!!---jeo

Posted by dani in Salmon Arm, bc @ 23:52 on Aug 16 2005

seeing him live in consert is so amazing. he so natural with the addiance, and his voice is very good

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