Andy Wooldridge - Captivated

Published Thursday 24th April 2014
Andy Wooldridge - Captivated
Andy Wooldridge - Captivated

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 150406-21923
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Stella Redburn

This is a good showcase for Scunthorpe-based Andy's clear, pure light tenor voice. There are 15 tracks and plenty of good stuff here. The title track is a fine tune, which keeps your interest and songs like "No One Like Our God", with its simple, strong structure and definite pop feel work well. Some songs show a bit more originality in the lyrics than others, like "Jesus My Refuge", which builds very nicely into the chorus line "You've set my feet in a spacious place", where Andy achieves a distinctive sound with the drums and the electric guitar gets a groove going. Sometimes Andy's vocals are a bit bland but work well for the more lyrical pieces like "Rain Down On Us". I thought "Forever And A Day" was particularly strong. An impressive start and there are several songs which would work well in the context of live worship. I would have liked lyrics on the CD cover, but I note that lead sheets are available online.

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