Jeffrey Smith - Jeffrey Smith

Wednesday 1st February 1995
Jeffrey Smith - Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith - Jeffrey Smith

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Word 7016984613
RELEASE DATE: 1994-11-15
RRP: £10.99

Reviewed by Jonathan Evans

Mmmmh, nice, this one! There's a strong theme running through many of the songs, mostly to do with God's love. The songs are very personal, mainly about the believer's relationship with God and you get the feeling that here is someone who has experienced God's love and faithfulness through some tough times. Lyrically, it doesn't say anything particularly new and you might say that there are too many familiar images and phrases, but there is no doubting the depth of feeling in the words. Since much secular pop music is on the same themes of love and relationship, it highlights the problem that the Christian artist has in discovering distinctive ways of expressing our love relationship with God. Musically, it is excellent, and if soul is your kind of music get out and listen to it. Although comparisons aren't always a good idea, they can help if you're not familiar with an artist. On the softer ballads, Jeffrey Smith's voice can be smooth (Lionel Ritchie/Michael McDonald-like), but there's a rough edge reminiscent of Bryan Adams on some of the more gutsy tracks. ("Love Someone" is an excellent bluesy example). One of the recurrent problems for a Christian artist is that the quality of the songs is often a big let down on an album that is otherwise excellent. But in this case Jeffrey and company have turned out a pretty good selection of tunes. Give it a try.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Adrian Porter in Spain @ 17:07 on Oct 4 2016

If he is still making music, can I get any of it on CD?

Posted by Alex in Spokane, WA @ 14:45 on Oct 22 2006

I love this CD!!! Where did Jeffrey Smith go? If anyone knows, please post info I want more of his music, kind of like a yuoung Michal MacDonald

Reply by joe white in orlando @ 02:15 on Apr 2 2007

he is at heartland community church in kissimmee florida. he is still making music

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