Various - Samson: Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture

Published Tuesday 6th March 2018
Various - Samson: Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture
Various - Samson: Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 168284-26412
LABEL: Dream

Reviewed by Andrew Wallace

This collection of songs is the companion to the recent Pure Flix Entertainment film Samson all of the material here is based on the epic life story of the Biblical hero and performed by artists like Cindy Cruse Ratcliff, Seacoast and eight others on the Dream Records roster. As befits a film soundtrack the sonic landscape is cinematic and dramatic in nature and low-key in pace. Lyrically there are lots of references to finding strength in God, seeking redemption for tragic mistakes and calling down power. Best cuts are those specifically written with the life story of Samson in mind. Opener "One More Time" from The Rock Music is a standout; the intense, orchestrated backdrop matching the passionate vocal of Steele Croswhite as Samson pleads with God for a final act of revenge on his enemies. "Reconciled" sees the smooth, soul of Joe Kibble (formerly of Take 6) joining with Musitry as Samson seeks forgiveness and redemption. Flamenco-tinged "Forbidden Love" from the New Season Christian Worship Centre with its Spanish vibe references the tragic tale of Samson's dalliances with Delilah. "Strength And Victory" is a typical, generic-sounding contemporary number from Seacoast Worship. Lyrically the subject matter could have been developed in more depth while the different musical approaches makes for a rather disjointed listen. Overall, a hit and miss release with some highlights.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. The Rock Music - One More Time Ftg Steele Croswhite [Listen]
2. Eunice Rodriguez - Stronger [Listen]
3. Seacoast Worship - Strength And Victory [Listen]
4. Cindy Cruse Ratcliff - Call Down Power [Listen]
5. April Nevels - Nothing To Lose [Listen]
6. Musitry Ftg Joel Kibble - Reconciled [Listen]
7. New Season Christian Worship Center Ftg Elmer Canas Jr - Forbidden Love [Listen]
8. Encounter Worship Ftg Alfonso Hernandez - Redemption [Listen]
9. The Cloud Music - Home [Listen]
10. Cindy Cruse Ratcliff - Keep The Faith [Listen]

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