Daniel's Window - It's A Mystery

Tuesday 1st August 2000
Daniel's Window - It's A Mystery

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: True Tunes

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Are you tired of all those "sophisticated" albums where you have to really read the lyric sheet 14 times before you know whether the songs are written about spiritual issues or something else? Daniel's Window write songs that are clearly ministry focused and they're not afraid of mentioning the G or J words. Lyrically, these are songs that encourage intimate relationship with Jesus. "One Day At A Time" reminds us of the peace that God brings; "I'm So Happy" tells us of the joy of knowing Christ; "Stay The Same" captures something of the unchanging nature of God whilst "Sorry" communicates the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. All of this is worthwhile spiritual food for believers, especially young believers or audiences where the band want to be evangelistic and explain basic Christian principles. The brilliant thing is that there's nothing simple about the adventurous music captured here - funky, poppy, rock'n'roll is the order of the day with Heather Hershey's distinctive voice and attitude standing out. There are some wonderful quirky moments here like the brass section on "Sorry" and the daft samples on "When You Hear This Sound". Daniel's Window are a band with a sense of humour but a heart to make a ministry impact. Oh that other bands would choose to record songs with straightforward ministry messages rather than trying too hard to be cool and coded. Daniel's Window make meaty music with an uncompromising message. Cue applause!

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