John Nuttall - Heartsongs

Tuesday 17th July 2001
John Nuttall - Heartsongs
John Nuttall - Heartsongs

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

John is a 50 year old head teacher who makes grown up melodic pop music where his well written songs speak to the heart and the lyrics are designed to encourage the listener. Produced by As If's Phil Goss, this is obviously an album that is restricted by budget but there's plenty of creativity on the production front and the result is uncluttered, clear and sensitive. One standout is "I Heard The Voice Of Jesus" which is mainly a sensitive piano ballad but suddenly bursts into life when Phil Goss contributes a gorgeous guitar solo. I like the catchy "God's Love" and the slight '60s undertones of "You Bring Peace" the best. Some tracks are wisely stripped down to bare acoustic presentation and these work well also. John works with a worship team but this is not a worship album though the songs are definitely Christ-centred and uplifting. Lyrically direct, John set out to communicate and has crafted an album that effectively does the job.

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Reader Comments

Posted by joshua hill @ 09:30 on Apr 15 2008

hey this cd is a well noned cd at my house and we raelly love it and i relly fell gods prestents and the holy spirit thxs for you gift john

Posted by florin in rochdale @ 11:45 on Dec 1 2005

I have listened to John's new album live at John's house in Lancashire, and I sang along with all the people present. The music and the words were so powerfull from the heart , from God and it was such a joy. I felt the presence of God and I prayed and prayed. Thank you John, Thank you God for letting me be there. Thank you

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