DeDe - Everlasting

Monday 1st July 2002
DeDe - Everlasting
DeDe - Everlasting

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

Admiral Cummings was so amazed recently to discover that a song from an artist he'd never heard of was on top of the most played songs list for UCB Inspirational, that he sent hotfoot for a copy of the CD in question. As the person who selects the songs for the UCB Inspirational playlist, I now have to justify my choice! DeDe has a long career in Christian music behind her, starting at age two in her local church, progressing to membership of various bands and groups, before going solo as a 20 year old in the early '90s. Her music is soundly Scriptural and firmly rooted in American inspirational gospel, she delivers it with a clear, accurate and passionate voice, backed by a good band, and whilst some of the songs are on the lengthy side (and occasionally a tad repetitive), their overall quality as purveyors of the gospel message cannot be faulted. The only exception to that comment is the closing song "I Love America", which is a mega-patriotic opus which is too gung-ho for European consumption, but obviously sits well with the punters in the Lone Star State. The song that caught TC's attention, "Only You" has a gentle acoustic feel, with some lyrical viola from Amy Corbett; "Wonderful Grace", a duet with James Williams, and "A New Life", which has a late-night lounge jazz feel, are equally easy on the ear. A good quality release which might be worth a punt.

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