STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 873-4667 LABEL: Forefront FFD32586 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Ian Hayter
This is an album which grows on you. It's Mr Moore's second solo effort since the end of his collaboration with The Distance, and the sleevenotes refer to the "sweet voice of our new daughter Anna Grace." My first thought was "Beware of musicians with new babies!", but this is actually very good stuff. From the opening title track, with its shades of both U2 and Neil Diamond, the album exudes confidence and worship. There are some wonderfully mellow arrangements - not least "The Artist" with its accompaniment of acoustic guitar and French horns - and a couple of offerings which would not seem out of place on a Vineyard worship album, "All I Want" being among them. It is lyrically well written, musically well performed, and well produced by Brent Milligan: after four or five listens, I was hooked. Only two of the 11 tracks seemed below par - "God Believes In You" and the live "The Keeper" - and the photo inside the sleevenotes is remarkably cheesy (why spoil Jimmy Abegg's atmospheric painting with a photo of Geoff Moore blessing a field of weeds?). Overall, though, this is a fine album from a fine singer.
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