Chris Davies - Ever Only You

Sunday 1st August 1999
Chris Davies - Ever Only You
Chris Davies - Ever Only You

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Best described as inspirational pop, Christine Davies presents us with a seven track CD of her own songs. Having ministered in her local area and as part of a team visiting Bosnia and Croatia, this debut CD shows that she has a gift for writing intimate expressive songs.  "Ever Only You" is the revelation that even when we turn our backs on God, he is still there waiting for us to return. "Change Me" is a musical prayer whilst "Looking For Love" is probably the most powerful song on the album describing the brokeness of searching for love without God. Musically there are some weaknesses here. The production is actually very dated and this sounds as though it was recorded in the mid '80s and Chris's leaning towards ballads means that the album does plod quite a bit. In a live setting I can imagine that these songs minister deeply but in the unforgiving white light of digital recordings, the slight flaws in her voice - occasional flat singing etc - are difficult to hide.

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