STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 77724-15456 LABEL: Kingsway KMCD2967 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2009-03-27 RRP: £2.99
Reviewed by Andy Cooper
His record label describes him as an "Irish tenor" with "majestically arranged" songs. So before the CD completed its first spin, comparisons were imagined with Michael Ball and Russell Watson. But such misjudgement could lead to disappointment. Edwin is more like Boyzone for grown-ups: soft pop with occasional Celtic and classical influences. His voice is gentle and pure, suiting the sensitive accompaniments laid down by experienced producer Mark Edwards. He soothes rather than stirs, brings peace rather than power. Worship is the focus, and Edwin has composed nine out of the 10 songs featured here. They are steady and hymn-like at times, easy enough for a congregation to pick up, and pretty solid theologically. Not particularly experimental or unique, but not at all bad. "Christ For Me" and "Wonderful Grace" are among the highlights.
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‘Christ For Me’ is the fantastic debut Kingsway Music album from Irish Tenor Edwin Brown. A stunning album of new worship songs majestically arranged and produced by Mark Edwards.