STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6314-6168 LABEL: Essential ERCD5655 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 1996-10-18 RRP: £13.99
Reviewed by David Armitage
Buffs will remember that previously Eric has dabbled with blue-eyed soul and techno. Well, he's on the musical move again. Maybe encouraged by DC Talk, Eric has taken a quantum leap into grunge-tinged rock! And it comes off. My favourite track is "Life-form" which is a simple prayer that acknowledges a deep desire of the need to become like Jesus. Unfortunately, the chorus lets the song down by singing about "you" instead of Jesus. This whole style which I call the female sheep syndrome, upsets me because if Eric's deep desire is to be more like Jesus then why can't he say that rather than going on about 'Ewe'? Other tracks that deserve a mention are "Droppin' Nova", "Falling" and the title track "Transformation". It is also worth mentioning that the theme of transformation makes quite a few appearances on the album; so the question is, is Transformation' a concept album?
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