STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7587-7345 LABEL: StarSong SSD8189 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £5.99
Reviewed by Catherine Francis
In David Meece's own words, 'Once In A Lifetime' is an album which "emerged from my struggle to tear down the protective walls around my heart and to risk a new kind of relationship with God." Many of the songs on this soft rock album, such as "In My Father's Chair" and the title track, deal with the realities of a broken family where alcohol and violence threaten a child's security - and with God's power to break the chains. Musically the album has a polished American-rock feel. There are danceable tracks such as "Inside Out" and "Over You" which are reminiscent of the 80s band Starship, plus a crop of piano-accompanied slow numbers. Overall, the album is enjoyable and solid both spiritually and musically but does not have a great deal of character. David's voice is more suited to the lively tracks than to the ballads, but what the singing doesn't always live up to the spirit certainly does.
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