Jordan Family - Family Album

Tuesday 1st February 2000
Jordan Family - Family Album
Jordan Family - Family Album

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

From the depths of Surrey comes one of Britain's brightest gospel acts, The Jordan Family. Although there are 10 members in the family, only six are cur­rently publicly performing but in Osmonds, style, who knows how that might change in the future! They released their debut single "Pass The Love" (included in this set) three years ago, but it's only since they invested in their own studio that they have managed to complete a full album! Most of the group have expe­rience singing with LCGC so perhaps it's no surprise that this sounds so fresh and confident. For me the highlight has to be the teenage vocals of 14-year old Eugene (Young Michael Jackson or what??), especially when he lets loose on a cover of the Jimmy Cliff classic "Many Rivers To Cross". There's a variety of styles amongst the 11 songs here, including the blissed out soulfulness of "Slipping Away", the funky bounce of "Do As You Say" and the inspirational gospel feel of "Helping Hands". Personally, I like the slow burn funk of "Don't Worry" and the emotional intensity of "Why?". They've managed to cover plenty of bases with their debut and this is a strong effort from a talented family.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Interlude [Listen]
2. Do As You Say [Listen]
3. Why- [Listen]
4. Don't Worry [Listen]
5. Brand New Street [Listen]
6. Interlude [Listen]
7. Slipping Away [Listen]
8. Pass The Love [Listen]
9. Many Rivers To Cross [Listen]
10. Interlude [Listen]
11. Helping Hands [Listen]
12. Whisper [Listen]
13. Ready [Listen]
14. Moving [Listen]

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