STYLE: Reggae RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21757-CAS2693 LABEL: Benson 8441820742 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Clearly Benson couldn't quite decide what they wanted to do with their instrumental Hymns International series. Should they be albums representing different culture's worship songs? Should they be recorded in the countries they celebrate? This album is probably the weakest in the series which is a shame as an adequate exposure of the rich stream of Caribbean Christian music is long overdue. Instead a bunch of Nashville session musos (Mark Baldwin, Gary Lunn, Shane Brewster -you've seen their names on dozens of albums) 'go Caribbean' and do radical transformation of "I Will Call Upon The Lord", "All Hail The Power Of Jesus' Name" and eight others. Sometimes it sounds a bit like reggae, or calypso, or socca. More often it sounds like one of those jazzed up worship albums Maranatha put out in the Colours series. Beautifully played but very anonymous.
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