Breakspear - Stand Vol 2

Tuesday 25th January 2005
Breakspear - Stand Vol 2
Breakspear - Stand Vol 2

STYLE: Messianic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12495-1689
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

In case you've not come across the unique music of Breakspear, let me try and explain. Manchester prophet musician Nick Breakspear creates songs that leave the listener washed in Scripture without being preachy. Nick is powerfully prophetic in the work that he creates and draws strongly on the Old Testament and what could be deemed Messianic influences to bring the 21st Christian face to face with their Jewish roots. Yet even my using the term Messianic will bring to mind a particular musical style that you're expecting here but you need to know that Breakspear is constantly surprising and bends the boundaries of genres. "Shalom" has a funky rock groove. The epic "I Don't Get It" is a humorous spoken word response to people who don't understand his fascination with the Jewish stuff. Another highlight is the moving prophetic "Exodus 2". It's the mixture of musical excellence, disarming humour, strong prophetic statements and northern "I'll speak as I find" bluntness that makes 'The Stand Vol 2' so powerful. Listen, if you want to be stretched and challenged and hear something totally original.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Ann McDermott in New York, NY @ 05:03 on Jan 27 2008

I saw Breakspear at Jews for Jesus in NY in 1998. They gave me an album that I have never stopped listening to. So where can I buy this one...I'd like to give them some $$ for all the great music...LOVE this band!

Posted by Vic Brown in Rawtenstall @ 13:39 on Jul 7 2005

Nick now has a Breakspear website at Samples of STAND can be heard - select Discography from main page.

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