STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 167-12 LABEL: Fury FCD3055 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £16.99
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
Here's a weird one! Mr Price looks like Hank Marvin and as part of the Shadows style tribute band The Rapiers, plays guitar in a '60s fashion. Now here's an unusual concept, a selection of hymns interpreted and arranged in true pre-Beatles '60s style. Twangy guitars and deliberately '60s hi-fi production sound are extremely well-observed and there's something wonderfully left field about the whole concept that appeals to my warpedness! My favourites include the surf -style version of "I Believe" and "Praise My Soul" which borrows heavily from The Searchers' "Needles And Pins". But the piece de resistance is "The Old Rugged Cross". If I had a tenner for every time I had to listen to yet another version of that hoary classic, I would have retired to the Riviera long ago! However nothing compares with Colin V Price's version! Joe Meek will be smiling in his grave! Imagine "The Old Rugged Cross" meets "Telstar" and you have it! 'Guitar Heaven'? I think so!
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