Iain May - See The Light Come Shining

Wednesday 1st October 1997
Iain May - See The Light Come Shining

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Jonathan Evans

This is the first solo album from Iain May, who has gigged for a number of years with the band In The Clear. The inspiration for the songs came from a sponsored bike ride in aid of The Nazareth Hospital in Israel (to which the proceeds of this album will go). Just before the bike ride, Yitzak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel, was assassinated and the album is based around themes of peace and reconciliation. The playing and production was mostly good, although the rhythm is not always as solid as it needs to be. Musically, the songs vary from ballads to soft rock, with thought-provoking lyrics. It's an album I really wanted to like because of the inspiration behind it, and the commitment to peace in the whole project, but I'm afraid it was just okay. Most of the songs are like so many others I've heard in the soft rock mould, with nothing that really stood out as being fresh and demanding to be listened to. If you want to support a good cause, and don't mind taking a risk (after all I could be wrong - reviewing is a very subjective business), then order your copy from the above address (9.99 Nursery Avenue, Hale, Cheshire WA 15 0JP)

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