Fairest Hill - Full Circle

Wednesday 1st December 1999
Fairest Hill - Full Circle

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Insync

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Fairest Hill's album 'Full Circle' opens up with a slab of infectious funk that sounds like the sort of thing that Larry Graham or Sly Stone would serve up a couple of decades ago. Absolutely fantastic and suddenly I'm expecting a superior retro style R&B gospel album. Sadly, it doesn't continue in that vein! But 'Raise The Roof' certainly does just that! From such a rush of blood at the start of the album, Fairest Hill (great name eh?) soon calms down into smooth soul mode. The title cut as well as 'It's Your Time' and 'Remember What Your Mama Said' all demonstrate the smooth sophisticated side of his music. Songs that seek to inspire, challenge and stir is what this album is all about. Her even includes a motivational message 'You're Just A Step Away' that strings together a whole pile of platitudes and sadly, it's the major weak point of the record. I had to work really hard at keeping my dinner in my tummy! Stick to singing Fairest! Elsewhere 'Keep Looking Up' is a fine bit of R&B and the alternative versions of 'Raise The Roof' takes the song in completely different directions. The presence of Ben Tankard gives you an indication of the musical quality here and apart from the motivational bit, this is a pretty cool album. Smooth voice, worth a listen.

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Reader Comments

Posted by chris bush in pensacola fl @ 17:42 on Apr 8 2011

where and how can i get the cd with the song - just a step away - on it having no luck here in pensacola thank you

Posted by Jessica Harris in Shreveport @ 02:37 on Feb 24 2010

i lov3 hiz speech h3 c@m3 up to our skool today to f@ir p@rk wond3rful sp33ch h3 inspir3d us to m@k3 postiv3 d3cisions n our livb3s.

Posted by S3D in Tunica Ms, @ 20:28 on May 8 2009

I am really glad you came to our school. IWe really enjoyed you since you werw here. We are the students from Rosa Fort High School. I am looking forward to going to California with u. We will have a demo ready for you. Thank You

Posted by HATAMAGNET in MiSSiSSiPPI @ 06:46 on May 3 2008


Posted by jabarius holiday in keith high school orrville,al @ 16:39 on May 1 2008

i just wanna thank fairest for coming to our school, he has really made a difference in my life and has really inspired me to do better and achieve more

Posted by jade @ 00:06 on Feb 4 2008

i love fairest hill he is the most great speaker i have meet he changed my life and many others in my school he came in 2008 and did a great thing to all of us i think he helpd a lot of people in many different ways he is a great person and a great singer my favorite song is rember what your mama said keep doing what your doing jade

Posted by diamond hudson in haynesville @ 20:01 on Jan 24 2008

i really like you songs like remember what your momma said


Posted by Doris Evans-Scott in Homer, Louisiana @ 16:03 on Jan 24 2008

Dr. Hill is the greatest. He came to Homer Elementary School, Jan. 23, 2008. He is such a powerful speaker. He has touched the lives of many young people through his singing and speaking. I have been on fire since I've heard him. I am looking forward to hearing him again in the future. Continue to let God use you. Keep touching the lives of others, as you have done with me. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anna Hilton in school steven decatur @ 01:20 on Nov 22 2007

I think Dr.Fairest Hill is a great guy. He came to our school, Steven Decatur and talk to us about good stuff everyone should know about. I miss him he's a fun guy. I just hope he can come back and do the same thing next year.

Posted by estefany @ 03:26 on Apr 19 2007

i love fairest hill he is the best he inspired to do so much and he already came to my scool 2 times!!!

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