Ian Ottaway - Together

Published Thursday 23rd February 2012
Ian Ottaway - Together
Ian Ottaway - Together

STYLE: Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 122784-18906
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
PRICE: £9.97 RRP £10.00

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Reviewed by Brendan O'Regan

I found this album by the Surrey-based singer/songwriter immediately appealing. The opening track, "Unfailing Love", is a catchy prayer song. Actually, most of the songs are in prayer format, addressed directly to God in a respectful and confident way. For the most part this is chilled out gospel, mellow, relaxed and easy in the Lord's presence. At times I was reminded of James Taylor by the tuneful and easy vocals. The musical arrangements are uncluttered and are of a high standard (especially keyboards, drums and the fine acoustic/electric guitar work), while the harmony vocals are particularly appealing. Like the best prayer songs there's a sense of intimacy - there's no better example than "You Are Love", a song that could go far. Many of the songs are Scripture-based, with Isaiah and the Psalms providing much of the inspiration. Isaiah 2:5 is the source of the appropriate final track "Come Let Us Walk (Together)", an encouraging hymn that leads us from the album back into daily life with a renewed commitment to God. The delivery of these songs exudes a genuine spirit - no pretentiousness, no gimmicks, no ego tripping. The words are largely simple and direct.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Unfalling Love [Listen]
2. Rescue [Listen]
3. All My Days [Listen]
4. You Are Love [Listen]
5. Holy Way [Listen]
6. All Of The Suffering [Listen]
7. It's You [Listen]
8. Let Your Rain Fall Down [Listen]
9. Jesus My Saviour [Listen]
10. Come Let Us Walk ( Together ) [Listen]

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