Phil Driscoll - A Different Man

Tuesday 1st October 1996
Phil Driscoll - A Different Man
Phil Driscoll - A Different Man

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Word 701968260X
RRP: £13.99

Reviewed by David Armitage

From the gospel-tinged ballads to the choirs trying to attain to the heavens and definitely to the lyrics which describe the road of discipleship in realistic and encouraging overtures this is a moving album. Phil's voice ranges from Joe Cocker's gruffness to Michael Bolton's blue-eyed soul licks and the music compliments his styles. The surprise hit on the CD was Phil's version of the Beatles' "Long And Winding Road". "The Road To Jerusalem" seems to be lyrically inspired by Bob Marley's "One Love" whilst "Christ Remains" is a pleasing ballad that reminds me of a Eurovision type song saved by the Handel's "Messiah"-type brass section and the depth of the words. The rest are either gospel choir inspired tunes or jazzy type numbers that will leave the stereo sounding rather pleased with itself. 'A Different Man' could have easily slipped off a Michael Bolton CD! I enjoyed the feel of the music, the standout brass section and the sense of Phil's spiritual journey. Definitely a different man.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Road To Jerusalem [Listen]
2. Walk With Me Jesus [Listen]
3. A Different Man [Listen]
4. Christ Remains [Listen]
5. Everytime I Say Yes [Listen]
6. Place In My Heart [Listen]
7. The Long And Winding Road [Listen]
8. Can God- God Can! [Listen]
9. Love Won't Let Me [Listen]
10. The Time Of Your Life [Listen]
11. The Lights Of The City [Listen]

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