Carol And Colin Owen - What A Gift

Published Thursday 11th September 2008
Carol And Colin Owen - What A Gift
Carol And Colin Owen - What A Gift

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

The old joke says "The world is divided into two categories: those who divide people into two categories, and those who don't." In CCM terms, the two categories should be "Those who can make a decent album with zilch budget, and those who can't." This tape demonstrates that Carol & Colin Owen are in the first category. Then, wonder of wonders, I see the words "This tape can be freely copied." Now there are some tapes so dire that I wouldn't dream of inflicting them on an unsuspecting world - this is not one of them. Production quality is very good, despite the preponderance on some tracks of synth sounds; Carol has a good, clear, on-pitch voice, and the songs are competently written and cliche-free without being earth-shatteringly innovative. The lack of budget shows in the basic packaging, but my ears tell me that the money's being spent where it matters, on the tape. Worth investigating.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Stephen hevey in Dublin Ireland @ 19:10 on Apr 21 2011

Hi, i went through the teen challenge programme 12 years ago, and i had the privilige of hearing colin and carol owens lead worship in st pauls church, i think. I have been trying to get there album that carol done herself with songs like, Your the lilly of the valley, and hes alive. Please could you help us to contact them so that i could get a copy of this album as it has great riches of the the Lord Jesus Christ in it and is of great value to myself and my wife. Thanking you, with eternity in mind, Stephen hevey.

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