James Clay - James Clay

Wednesday 1st December 2004
James Clay - James Clay
James Clay - James Clay

STYLE: Rock
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10959-10011
LABEL: Inpop POD1287
FORMAT: CD Album
RELEASE DATE: 2002-07-09
PRICE: £2.50

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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

"I Still Believe" is one of those classic songs that you can't go wrong with. The bluesy, anthemic declaration of faith has in years past produced great versions by the Call (the original) and Russ Taff, not to mention a recent version by Third Day. Now there's a magnificent new take on the song by a Missouri-based singer, whose chops have all the grit and passion to make it sound timeless. After such a dynamic opener, some of the other tracks here, produced by Phil Madeira, are a bit more muted, but both the reggae-tinged "Judah's Song" and the turbulently moody "One At A Time" again show James to have a raspingly powerful voice which exudes faith. His biography recounts how God told James to quit playing in bars and join the worship band. His obedience has resulted in the entrance into the CCM arena of an exceptional new rock singer/songwriter.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. I Still Believe [Listen]
2. Franklin Park [Listen]
3. On Your Knees [Listen]
4. Judah's Song [Listen]
5. One At A Time [Listen]
6. Anyway [Listen]
7. To Be With You [Listen]
8. Wicked Woman [Listen]
9. Send Salvation [Listen]
10. Sabotage [Listen]
11. Millistones [Listen]

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