Graham Kendrick - Amazing Love

Sunday 1st July 1990
Graham Kendrick - Amazing Love
Graham Kendrick - Amazing Love

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 4 4 4 4
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11310-20040
LABEL: Hosanna! Music HMD30

Reviewed by Lisa Matthews

For most of the 80s, especially the latter half, no Christian conference, rally, march or special event worth its salt ignored the music of Graham Kendrick.  If they had enough 'clout', they even managed to get him along to lead their worship! Us lesser mortals had to make do with albums. Now, nearly every compilation praise and worship tape includes the obligatory Kendrick track. Hosanna! Music have gone one better and has Graham Kendrick leading the worship on this album. Not all of the tracks are his, but they have that feel about them. This production is slick, glossy and consequently unimaginative. The singing itself sounds more and more like its American counterparts, and gets higher in pitch as it goes along. This does not help Mr Kendrick, who writes very good, and I'm sure long-lasting lyrics, but happens to have a flat voice. Songs from Twila Paris "You Have Been Good" and Don Harris "Hear My Cry" blend in well with the rest of the album. If you are looking for nice background music, then this fits the bill, but if you want this album for depth that Graham Kendrick often has, then go for one of his earlier albums, before his name guaranteed sales.

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