Glenn Kaiser - You Made The Difference In Me

Thursday 1st October 1998
Glenn Kaiser - You Made The Difference In Me
Glenn Kaiser - You Made The Difference In Me

STYLE: Blues
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Grrr GRRR3521
RELEASE DATE: 1998-10-02
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Resurrection Band frontman in soulful R&B you can teach an old dog new tricks shock recording!!! Somebody pick me up off the floor! I plopped this into my CD player expecting either some hot rock music or an acoustic worship album and imagine my surprise when out came this gorgeous soul music with plenty of '60s horns and Glenn's gruff voice pitching over the top! As for my favourites, I love the rumbling organ and groove of "Diggin My Own Grave"; the wandering piano, punchy horns and understated girlie backing vocals of "Evidence" and the uptempo funkiness of "Self Control" where Glenn goes for a soulful gravelly approach which works! As you'd imagine with Kaiser, the lyrics are spiritually focused, whether he's exploring the intimacy of a relationship with God on the pumping "Wind Me Up" or the joys of a committed marriage relationship on the deliciously soulful ballad "Marry Me". If you like '60s soul then there are so many nice touches that will grab you - the expressive sax solos, tons of organ, Kaiser's occasional ventures into a falsetto, the fab horn arrangements and it's clear that Kaiser has been listening to too many Sam & Dave albums! Occasionally this is more Blues Brothers than Stax but hey! This is a brave man trying a new direction, now where did I put my black hat and sunglasses? Glenn Kaiser proves to be one Blues Brother who really is on a mission from God!

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