STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6611-6702 LABEL: Vital 4187000922 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £2.50
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
Geron Davis is famous for penning "Holy Ground", a personal favourite of American president Bill Clinton. As a worship leader and songwriter, Geron has enjoyed considerable success in the USA and even sung as part of Bill Gaither's Homecoming posse (sorry, Friends). Here he forms a vocal quartet with wife Becky, sister Alyson and brother-in-law Shelton Lovern. The majority of the music here is studio programmed with a few live instruments and of course the blend of the four voices. The result is a pleasant brand of inspirational pop. Where it works well, like on the groove of the title track and the Latin tinged "Fill The Air" or the straight forward pop of the catchy "Flow", then it's very good. There's even a funky remake of "Nothing But The Blood" and the first half of the album is generally taken with this kind of material. But then for the second half it generally belly flops into a turgid pool of forgettable ballads. Chief of these is an ironically pretty dull six-minute version of "Holy Ground" built on the foundation of an old backing track. Big mistake! If ever there was an opportunity to bring the song into the 21st century, this was the moment and instead it feels rather out of place. Oh dear, a case of treating your own past success with too much reverence methinks.
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