Josh Wilson - Josh Wilson

Published Tuesday 29th March 2011
Josh Wilson - Josh Wilson
Josh Wilson - Josh Wilson

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 96232-17661
LABEL: Sparrow 5099964735122
RELEASE DATE: 2010-10-18
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Pete Townsend

Being hailed the "future of Christian pop" in 2008, Texan singer/songwriter Josh Wilson has tried to live up to that billing by having hits with "Savior Please" and "Before The Morning" on Billboard's Christian Songs chart. If you're familiar with the work of Steve Curtis Chapman and enjoy the sounds of people like Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, then you'll appreciate this album. Without doubt the production on this album is top notch with Josh Wilson's voice centre stage. The album opens with "Before The Morning' with its snazzy guitar work and catchy vocal hook, while the intro to "Listen" is reminiscent of early Rolling Stones. The standout track on the album has to be "Beautiful Like This", which has you prodding the repeat button for another listen, just to make sure you heard it right the first time. The more intimate "Something's Got To Change" has that end of gig feel to it and really should have been the last track on this album. However, the final track is an awkward instrumental rendition of "Amazing Grace", which has all the marks of an album filler rather than a worthwhile reworking of an over familiar tune. But overall, this is an album that's well worth a listen.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Before The Morning [Listen]
2. Sing [Listen]
3. Savior, Please [Listen]
4. 3 Minute Song [Listen]
5. The Saints [Listen]
6. Something's Got To Change [Listen]
7. Beautiful Like This [Listen]
8. Listen [Listen]
9. Let Me Love You [Listen]
10. Amazing Grace (Instrumental) [Listen]

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Product Description

Josh Wilson has made a mark on Christian music with his catchy and emotional songwriting, his heart for God, his entertaining live shows and his one-of-a-kind skills as a guitar player and musician drawing many comparisons to the great players of Christian musicís history.

This self-titled release is a collection of Josh Wilsonís 10 biggest songs including the smash singles Before The Morning and Savior, Please.

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