Bob Pearce - Unchained

Published Sunday 11th October 2009
Bob Pearce - Unchained
Bob Pearce - Unchained

STYLE: Blues
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 82506-12671
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £8.33

Reviewed by Dancin' Dave Derbyshire

Bob Pearce retired from the British blues scene a couple of years ago and is now making Christian albums. He brings with him a lot of experience in blues, country music and southern soul to make Christian music with a retro R&B sound. His aim is to make a statement about his faith. The album is well produced and grows on you with each listen. The folksy treatment of Spencer Bohren's "Wings Of An Angel" and cover of the Clapton/Cream oldie "Presence Of The Lord" work well in this context. I even thought his version of "What Am I Living For" wasn't bad. But the one likely to make listeners cringe is the Christian rewriting of the Roy Hamilton/Righteous Brothers classic "Unchained Melody". It is a pity that Bob draws so much attention to this aberration with the title of the album. But apart from that one duffer track this is a pretty solid album by a road-tested musical journeyman.

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