Wayne Watson - Wayne Watson

Sunday 1st October 2000
Wayne Watson - Wayne Watson
Wayne Watson - Wayne Watson

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Word 080688594749

Reviewed by David Smale

Check out the songwriting credits of the top Christian artists, and there is no doubt that you will see the name of Wayne Watson among them. In America his soft pop stylings have been popular for a decade and more. In Britain his following remains small. Here top producers Jerry McPherson and Michael Omartian are involved in this, Wayne's comeback album after a while away. With such studio seasoned pros you can be sure there is an air of quality about this collection of songs. Unfortunately, good production does not make up for average songs. From this collection I would assume that Wayne has left his best songs for other artists, as there are no stand-out tracks. I must admit to a sense of disappointment on listening to this CD. I know Wayne Watson is capable of so much more. Bland lyrics, mediocre songs and good production mean that this is clearly not the album likely to break Wayne in the UK.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. More Than A Little Unusual [Listen]
2. Merciful Heaven [Listen]
3. Finest Hour [Listen]
4. Trust In You [Listen]
5. The Blood Of Jesus [Listen]
6. One Of These Days [Listen]
7. Everything Can Change So Fast [Listen]
8. The Ones Left Standing [Listen]
9. Pray [Listen]
10. The Wrong Stuff [Listen]
11. Turning Into Dad [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by C. Fisher in USA @ 00:50 on Jun 8 2006

I buy few Christian albums since most are so shallow and thus moot. However, the Wayne Watson album you criticized is one of my favorites. In fact, it is the favorite of many of my friends. Bland lyrics? Give me a break! What type of koolaid are you folks drinking in the UK anyway?

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