Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
Not along ago, the growth industry in CCM was lady singers, and a veritable glut of talented babes were hitting the big time - Jaci Velasquez, Nichole Nordeman, Linnae Reeves, Nikki Leonti and Sarah Masen, all intent on knocking the established divas such as Amy Grant, Margaret Becker and Kim Hill off the top of the pile. Now it seems, it's switched to the guys. David Kauffman is a singer/songwriter from San Antonio, Texas, very much in Michael W Smith/Steven Curtis Chapman style, and most of this album, which lasts only two minutes short of an hour, is his own material, with Rick Altizer and Dwight Liles amongst those who help out with the rest. His label has wheeled out some big names for the band; Jimmie Lee Sloas and Jerry McPherson, Blair Masters and Steve Brewster are all involved, so quality is guaranteed; in fact as I write, UCB Europe has given it "Album Of The Week" status. It's good radio friendly pop, and David gives a smooth, solid performance. 'Feed The Forgotten Soul' is a plea to the Lord for spiritual food and drink because, even when we feel complete, we still need God; the opening track 'I Have Come' brings home the truth that we should live God's call and enjoy life evermore; and the others are all up to the mark. I reckon somebody ought to try and get this over to the UK in quantity, because it could shift a few. It certainly deserves to.
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