Ed Nicholson - Out Of My Hands

Tuesday 1st July 2003
Ed Nicholson - Out Of My Hands
Ed Nicholson - Out Of My Hands

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

As far as Cross Rhythms are concerned the Three Crosses were one of American CCM’s best bands in recent years with their roots rock sound considerably less stylised than the Dave Matthews Band mainstream prototype. The lead singer and writer Ed Nicholson, on their biggest hit, the Three Crosses/Jars Of Clay duet “Stone Was Rolled Away”, is now out there as a solo. Ed has already had two solo albums, ‘100% Saved’ (1999) and ‘The Power Of Worship’ (2000) which I’ve not heard. Judging from the quality of this one, I need to. Ed possesses a wonderfully expressive, wheezingly gutsy voice, he writes memorably catchy songs dealing with the mystery of God’s relentless love (“Illogical”), God’s scheme of redemption (“Beautiful Thing”) and a broken life still in reach of God’s grace (“Joette”). Ed’s New Jersey-based ministry Creative Vision clearly still has much to give the Christian music community, regardless of Nashville’s myopia.

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