John Cox - Sanctuary

Published Saturday 5th August 2006
John Cox - Sanctuary
John Cox - Sanctuary

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 16104-11012
LABEL: Kalubone ICC1014
RRP: £7.82

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

John Cox is an acoustic rock singer/songwriter/guitarist from Chico, Texas whose 1996 album 'Sunny Day' is today considered a bit of a classic amongst the CCM cognoscente. The fact that we've had to wait until 2006 for his third album shows that this consummate songsmith isn't one of these chaps who pens songs at the drop of a hat but rather he is a thoughtfully passionate man of God who writes simply yet profoundly. Two of the songs on this set, the opener "Sanctuary" and the haunting "Wash Them Away" have both scaled the dizzy heights of the Cross Rhythms playlist and deservingly so. With hundreds of acoustic-orientated singer/songwriters putting out CDs which are either shallow Scripture re-writes or alone-in-my-room-thinking-of-her indulgencies, it's a delight to encounter a man who has found the meaning of life and can express his discovery without cliché.

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