Edin-Adahl - Revival

Wednesday 1st July 1992
Edin-Adahl - Revival
Edin-Adahl - Revival

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Reviewed by Chris Berry

This must be the most overworked title for song or album in the last decade, particularly by Christian bands and solo artists. Anyway enough of the title, what of the contents. Well, Edin-Adahl's stance on the album seems to take them into Aztec Camera territory. The title track itself is decent enough - Larry Norman influenced rock with all manner of background going on. Indeed this sets the scene well for the rest of the album. It's almost teeny bop stuff on "Words Of Love" - and why does Booker T seem to be getting in on the act every now and again? Lovely song. After a couple of chug-along tracks ("Heavenly Love" just shades "Temple") comes possibly the best lyric on the album in "Take Me Through The Tears" - super understated song. EA go true-blues gospel on "The Impossible Song" - a sure-fire concert, worship winner. Perkiest, brightest song on the set is by far and away "Let It Shine" which bounces along and will have you humming it for a few days at least, and then there's "Forgotten Child", a reminder to us all that no matter how much we may like this album and the music and joy it holds, there are many other people who may never know any real joy. A set of great variety and further proof of the Swedish blue-eyed soulers' growing reputation.

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