STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13385-3157 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £12.00
Reviewed by John Daniels
Nigerian born Abi is a qualified Doctor now based in Northumberland who feels called "to minister the good news of Jesus Christ through music." On the evidence of this, his second CD, he could be right. The singer/songwriter brings us 11 tracks of soft pop worship songs, with haunting almost ethereal vocals (although on occasions the vocals are a bit too "thin"). The songs present an interesting contrast in styles, from the almost anthemic rock opener "Praise The King Of Glory", to the reggae influenced "I Believe In You", and being a man for all seasons, there's even a Christmas song, "Make Me Be Like You" (and it's not bad as Christmas songs go). The title track is clearly a heartfelt personal testimony and echoes a couple of themes that run through the album, sacrifice and devotion to the Lord. Although the lyrics are often quite simple and straight forward, Abi, comes up with some good hooks and this is a good effort ably assisted by the production and arrangement work of David Healey.
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