Jim Bullard - The Things We've Handed Down

Wednesday 1st April 1998
Jim Bullard - The Things We've Handed Down
Jim Bullard - The Things We've Handed Down

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Genesis 8007917464

Reviewed by Jayne Butler

The impression of Jim Bullard that I get from this recording is of a typical American family man. The first single from the album, "The Least That I Can Do", has a great message and promise to God but as with other songs on this album, some of the musical arrangements are a tad stylised. A short dialogue with family (including young children) before "Through The Eyes Of A Father" would be seen by some as touching, though it grates slightly on UK sensibilities. The best songs are "You Never Know" with Jim being accompanied only by a piano: "Mercy Seat". with full tilt rock arrangement: and "Nothing Else", a fine ballad duet with the superb Kelly Willard. Much played on UCB Europe. The member of Glad clearly has a successful career as a soloist ahead of him.

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