Samuel Ljungblahd - Samuel Ljungblahd

Published Tuesday 13th December 2005
Samuel Ljungblahd - Samuel Ljungblahd
Samuel Ljungblahd - Samuel Ljungblahd

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13679-3721
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Alan & Angeline Chesters

Although this album takes an overall pop classification, some tracks are black gospel in style with one or two moving towards hip-hop. Sweden's Samuel is an experienced musician who has toured his homeland and abroad and, inspired by artists such as Stevie Wonder and Kirk Franklin, has a blue-eyed soul style not dissimilar to Jon Gibson (or, if you remember him, another blue-eyed gospeller from Sweden, Per-Eric Hallen). There are as many as 30 musicians helping create the sounds on this album with three tracks featuring the CSI Gospel Choir on background vocals. As already mentioned, styles vary greatly as demonstrated by the excitement of the brief opener "Holy City" and the reflective nature of the closing "I'm Sorry".

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Reader Comments

Posted by nik pears in sevenoaks @ 18:26 on Jul 27 2006

Check this boy out - probably the freshest christian album to have been released in years!!

Posted by Zoe in Australia @ 23:53 on Oct 23 2005

A smooth, melodically pleasing album with many surprises. Its complexity makes you want to rewind and listen to the same bar over and over. The harmonies are warm, the rhythms funky and the message very prominent. 5 stars!

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