Dave Flowers - Crown Of Life

Saturday 1st June 1996
Dave Flowers - Crown Of Life

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 3 3 3
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Alan Smith

A pleasant home spun, front room recording debut solo album from the veteran writer/singer with grassroots rockers 4th Dimension. Mostly ethereal, tinkly guitar/piano, minor sevenths/major sevenths with very elastic timing where kit and bass kick in. Dave is worship leader at a Pentecostal church in the Fawley area of Hampshire, within nostril range of the refinery. I particularly enjoyed a Gerry Rafferty feel in some of these original songs, all written by Dave; "More Like You" and "Here I Stand". In all honesty, the whole feel is quite dated, fidelity and general in-tuneness not so hot, but Bible-basedness is as sound as the Solent on a sunny day and in the hands of a cool producer, future works could leap to life given more contrast between songs - the constant stream of minors gets a bit turgid after a while.

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