David Cooper - I Will Follow

Friday 2nd November 2001
David Cooper - I Will Follow
David Cooper - I Will Follow

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Paul Obrey

This is difficult. I know how it feels to send off a recording for review. You want a positive response, but at the same time you value honesty and constructive feedback. David Cooper has obviously put a lot of work into this CD of 11 songs. The packaging is great, the web page is very impressive -www.thatfatalkiss.com- but the actual product is disappointing. The album is "a collection of songs for use by churches for praise and worship." Unfortunately there are some aspects that let the album down. The first and major one is the drum programming. The repetitiveness becomes irritating to the point that you come to admire the inventor of the skip button. Other areas that could be improved upon include the pitching of the songs. At times David struggles with the low notes - a higher key may have produced a sweeter sound. While wife Kathryn does have a great voice, it is not really suited to this type of music. The songs are acceptable, but their strength is difficult to hear though the aforementioned barriers. As my old maths teacher used to say, "could do better."

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