Isaac Odeniran - God Bless This Child

Published Tuesday 5th February 2008
Isaac Odeniran - God Bless This Child
Isaac Odeniran - God Bless This Child

STYLE: Gospel
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 38571-12148
LABEL: Zoe 5060077960077
RRP: £8.50

Reviewed by Allan Clare

The first track is the title track - sung originally by Billie Holiday. I don't wish to be rude, but I genuinely did think that the singer wasn't singing in English for the first few lines: "Them that's got shall get/Them that's not shall lose." It's a competent funked up version of the oldie but it's Odeniran's singing that mars the otherwise solid production and note-perfect choir. In short, I really doubt that this singer would pass the first round of X-Factor - let alone get the chance to release a 10 song album. Even ignoring the flat vocals - do we really need more gospel versions of "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "Jesus Loves Me This I Know" and "How Great Thou Art"? Not recommended at all, and the two stars out of ten is for the good production and the aforementioned choir who pop in every now and again.

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