Jo Puleston, Ichthus Pimlico - Further

Saturday 1st March 2003
Jo Puleston, Ichthus Pimlico - Further
Jo Puleston, Ichthus Pimlico - Further

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

A couple of years back, I spoke glowingly of the first album from the Ichthus Fellowship Pimlico, 'The Heavens Are Open', brought to birth by the guiding hand of singer/songwriter/keyboardist and producer Jo Puleston. The follow up has been a little while in coming, but it's been worth the wait. Along for the ride this time are such worthies as Raul D'Oliveira, Geraldine Latty, Paul Kimber and Tim Oliver, so the overall mood is a very enjoyable fusion of pop, jazz and a dash of Celtic. Fave tracks at first listen: "Let The Morning (Psalm 43)", which lollops along with some tasty horn stabs from Mr D'Oliveira; "To The Cross I Come", with Jo providing vocals, keys and flute; and "Dreams", a dreamy (pun intended!) mix of piano, synth soundscape and strings, with Jo's understated vocal and a definite Celtic vibe. At over 55 minutes, there's plenty to enjoy, and I can definitely say that this will get plenty of airplay on UCB. Recommended.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Debs Brown in Oxford, UK @ 21:36 on Mar 9 2014

This is one of the worship albums I always come back to. It is elegantly produced and lovely to the ear, stripped back but with some lovely additions, but what really draws me is the simplicity of the refrains and the sincerity of the lyrics - it's like one of those cheesy albums that encourage you to sing directly from scripture, only vastly lacking in cheese. I can't praise it enough, and really value the use of it to bring me back to the core values of my faith, who God is, and how reverent and focussed my response to him should be. A couple of lovely flute and sax bits too.

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