Helmut Jost - Black And White

Tuesday 1st October 1991
Helmut Jost - Black And White

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Go For Music 70302

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Helmut once sang with Damaris' Joy who had an album out here through Kingsway/Edge a few years back and now the German singer returns with an incisive soul-tinged set which has plenty of Level 42-like bass lines and a nice turn of acerbic wit. I particularly liked "Strange People' gently digging at odd evangelicals looking for demons in backward masking while the stark "A Thousand Times" is a heartening song about the miracle of faith sung simply over a solitary piano. One of the most memorable vocal performances is on "Prince Of Peace" when three sisters step up to the mike for a Germanic 'black gospel' whoop up. An album worth searching out.

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