Fred Stamps - I Rest In You

Tuesday 1st July 2003
Fred Stamps - I Rest In You

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 3 3 3
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by Stephen Adams

This is a rather confusing CD. Fred Stamps is billed as the vocalist here, but most of the tracks on this eight-track mini-album are either instrumentals by producer Mitchell Rhodes or voiced by vocal groups. The few tracks that are led by a male voice (presumably Mr Stamps) fall on their face, due to the fact that his voice is too weak to carry the song. The other main problem is that the production seems to be stuck in an ‘80s time warp complete with synthesizer-produced tracks, which would be all very well if the CD didn't say copyright 2002. Some of the tracks are average for an ‘80s gospel track and some are simply laughable attempts at jazzy pop-gospel. I appreciate Fred Stamps’ heart for making worship songs (as it says on his website), but he and his producer need to go back to the drawing board with this one.

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