STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 122926-19161 LABEL: Fair Trade Services 736211601896 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-03-31 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Ian Hayter
Son of a celebrated Texan pastor, Anthony Evans has now produced his fifth album. With clear influences from gospel and R&B, this is nevertheless very much a pop album, with catchy hooks, great backing musicians and wonderful vocals from the man whom broadcaster Mike Rimmer once described as the whitest black singer he'd ever heard. Kicking off the album with the self-penned "My Desire", Mr Evans runs through a set of 13 songs which inspire worship, challenge attitudes and lift the spirit. Anthony's performance of Chris Tomlin's "I Will Follow" and the powerful "Glorious" are just two of the standout tracks. The production is excellent and the overall impression is of an artist who has really matured.
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In his sixth studio album Home, Evans's inspiration came from his recent conviction and subsequent decision to move home to Dallas to aid his Father, Dr. Tony Evans, in ministry and be closer to family.
Despite fears and reluctance, Anthony resolved to faithfully move forward in obedience and found peace in the process. The lessons he learned are expressed creatively, clearly and with honesty.
Home is a perfect merger of soulfully arranged worship standards and original anthems, performed with passion and power in every note, from a man who could easily be called one of Christian music's most talented male vocalists.