Heat - Is It Any Wonder

Tuesday 7th May 2002
Heat - Is It Any Wonder
Heat - Is It Any Wonder

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Survivor SURCD068
RELEASE DATE: 2002-05-17
RRP: £4.89

Reviewed by Kelly Hargie

Definitely a step up the ladder from 'Can I See Heaven' mini-album, this 11 track album, put together by its six members from Salford, has a very distinct aura of quality about it. Frontman James Gregory has a voice as deliciously hoarse as Kelly Jones (Stereophonics) and the jangling guitars on "Glorious God" sets this album off meandering down the path of exploration. Heavier in the heavy places, with enough drum and bass to keep you wondering what next? The saxophone, contributed by Hayley Gregory, is so vibrant on "How Can I Live ithout You" and set alongside gentle and rich ballads like "As Angels Look On" and "Wonderful, Beautiful, Merciful", a great pop tune, this band soars onto new levels of experimentation. And you know what, they carry it off seriously well, everything on here is combined to make this a masterful second outing for Heat, and 'Is It Any Wonder' will no doubt be a tremendous tool for their ministry in Manchester.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Glorious God [Listen]
2. Is It Any Wonder [Listen]
3. As Angels Looked On [Listen]
5. Highest Praise [Listen]
6. How Can I Live Without You? [Listen]
10. Wonderful [Listen]
11. All I Want [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Les Howard in Peterborough UK @ 15:08 on Jun 11 2008

Love this CD - can I obtain a copy of sheet music, so we can all share in the songs?

Posted by Ali in Aberdeen @ 12:25 on Apr 15 2008

Heard him on Sunday - that's pretty good - got to be worth a fiver, I'll have one....

Posted by Sara in Madison @ 15:54 on Dec 11 2005

Wow. Just amazing. I love it especially As Angles Looked On.

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