Ian Edwards - Open The Gates

Saturday 1st May 2004
Ian Edwards - Open The Gates
Ian Edwards - Open The Gates

RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £10.99

Reviewed by Steve Best

Ian is a singer/songwriter from Hastings. Let’s make no bones about this. This is a fairly low-budget recording, which unfortunately when combined with Ian’s unusually reedy, and - dare I say it - weak voice, makes for rather uncomfortable listening. The songs are pleasant enough worship tracks, if rather unremarkable, and it’s clear that a lot of effort has gone into this 11 track album, but as I’ve said so many times, in a world which is saturated with such releases, you really have to do something outstanding to make an impact, and I’m afraid that Ian Edwards hasn’t.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Reader Comments

Posted by Steph in London @ 23:00 on Feb 17 2012

I think Steve Best needs to listen to Ian's latest material...he'll regret writing such a negative review all those years ago as Ian won a competition and is releasing his debut mainstream album this year!

Posted by Sarah-Jane in Hemel Hempstead @ 10:35 on Jan 5 2011

I havent heard this CD, but this review seems really harsh - I saw Ian live when he was part of The Monday Band back in 2005 and he had a really unique and strong vocal. He is still active and won a national unsigned competition last year!

The opinions expressed in the Reader Comments are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms.

Add your comment

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.