STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7376-7149 LABEL: Sparrow SPD42949 FORMAT: CD Album RELEASE DATE: 2003-04-04 RRP: £4.59
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Avalon are one of the classiest pop harmony groups ever to hit Christendom and although some of their concoctions are a little slick for UK tastes, no one can deny that their inspiring pop is beautifully performed and nimbly produced. Janna Long and Jody McBrayer, who take the bulk of the leads, bring a touch of R&B influence to the proceedings while many of the songs here – huge Christian radio hits in the US – have been crafted by top songsmiths. Nothing else quite reaches the heights of Paul Field and Ralph Van Manen’s “Testify To Love” here but none can deny that the very best of Avalon is a quality product.
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