Classical Praise Orchestra - Kendrick Gold: The Collection

Thursday 1st October 1992
Classical Praise Orchestra - Kendrick Gold: The Collection

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Kingsway

Reviewed by Chris Berry

One of these days someone's going to put out a Kendrick album which has absolutely nothing to do with the man himself. You can guarantee it'll sell 30,000 copies before anyone notices. That's not because of a non recognition of his style but because that's how quickly Britain's best loved worship leader/composer sells. Therefore this album is a guarĀ­anteed success, yes? Well, actually... yes. Last year the 'Kendrick Collection' with Cliff Richard et al topped the Christian charts for weeks on end and rightly so - it was a wonderfully executed album, punctuated with some excellent, if unusual, variations of the man's music. This time you get a more stable feel. These have been put together so that you can sing along to them yourself - almost Christian karaoke! Indeed, they're extremely valuable for that purpose - your ready made orchestra for most of his best. Best by far on this collection are the renditions of "O Lord The Clouds Are Gathering" and "Come And See". The only blip - no "Rejoice Rejoice" - no doubt soon to be found on a Classical Rock Orchestra 'Kendrick Gold 2'

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