Clay Crosse - Stained Glass

Wednesday 1st October 1997
Clay Crosse - Stained Glass
Clay Crosse - Stained Glass

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Reunion CD10005
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Yowsa! The man who was born Walter Crosseno has made the biggest leap in style since the day he changed his name! Gone are those almost MOR pop songs and flashy horn parts and in their place a swampy funky sound with smatterings of guitar, loads of atmosphere and a '90s drum sound. We always knew the boy could sing but placing that big blue eyed soul voice in this new musical setting is one of the revelations of the year! Packed with outstanding songs and strait ahead lyrics that are in your face, 'Stained Glass' is the album that should catapult Clay to the top of the pile. From the swamp thang groove of "Something's Missing" and "Saving The World" to the inspirational message of "Sold Out Believer", this is Clay Crosse at his breathtaking best. A couple of the slower ones will keep his older fans happy, "He Walked A Mile" has already been number one in the USA and "When All That's Left Is To Believe" will tug a heartstring or two for anyone who's ever reached absolute rock bottom. Fab album! Should be huge and one of the albums of the year if he's not overshadowed by new products from Michael W and Amy/Gary!

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6. Sold Out Believer [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 22:07 on Sep 28 2010

Clay's third release of ccm does not disappoint; what a voice for ccm!! I had heard ccm radio play "HE Walked a Mile", I absolutely luved it!! great song!! I saw the video for "Saving the World" another tune destined for ccm history! "Sold Out Believer" is another cd signature, and another great song!! I luv the music to the cd opener "Must Have been YOUR Hands", nice ccm styled song. "Stained Glass Window" is another fave with familiar line " things in life we take for granted..". "Consider the Choices" has that nice pop sound, I really like this song too!!
"When All That's Left to Believe", is the last song on cd is another favorite; again full of familiar words. GOD Bless!- Don

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