Jim Radford - Who Says?

Published Friday 28th August 2015
Jim Radford - Who Says?
Jim Radford - Who Says?

STYLE: Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 155024-22805
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

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Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

This debut album from pianist and songsmith Jim Radford is rooted in Scripture and offers a refreshingly intuitive take on Bible stories such as the bluesy "Cain And Abel" and the thought-proving depiction of Jesus' reaction immediately after the Fall "What Adam's Done". The latter track begs to have a musical built around it on account of the song's Broadway-like qualities. Whilst Radford's voice may lack the grit to pull off the more blues-orientated numbers, he delivers each song with sincerity and passion whilst showcasing a vocal range that he thankfully puts to the test throughout this largely melody-driven release. To keep proceedings fresh, Radford straddles a variety of different styles from the jazz-tinged title track to a Southern gospel adaptation of Charles Wesley's "And Can It Be (That I Should Gain)" whilst the Rich Mullins-like "Sons And Daughters Of The Kingdom" showcase the man's piano skills to good effect. Bearing more than a passing resemblance to a certain Randy Newman Toy Story song, "Take His Hand" closes an enjoyably eclectic release in style.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Who Says [Listen]
2. Thus Says The Lord [Listen]
3. And Can It Be [Listen]
4. On His Blindness [Listen]
5. What Adams Done [Listen]
6. Cain And Abel [Listen]
7. Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown [Listen]
8. Sons And Daughters Of The Kingdom [Listen]
9. Mender Of Broken Hearts [Listen]
10. Constant Communion [Listen]
11. The Lifeline [Listen]
12. When Jesus Returns [Listen]
13. Take His Hand [Listen]

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