John Pantry - Bitter Sweet

Thursday 1st December 1994
John Pantry - Bitter Sweet
John Pantry - Bitter Sweet

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RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2492-181
LABEL: KMCD807
FORMAT: CD Single
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The Tribe, Blackwell and those other dance music pioneers who've wrenched the Church around to face the fact that much of her 'contemporary' music was in fact...er...dated are bearing fruit in the most unexpected places. MOR-style worship leader Chris Bowater has a dance orientated track on his new album and now veteran John Pantry who's old pop-gospel albums would have led you to the conclusion that he didn't have a cell of African American in his body, now weighs in with a lightly funky pop-dance album. What John's safe and staid support fan base will make of John's radical deviation from the middle to the dance part of the road I know not. But my dance-orientated daughter likes it and the lightly percussive grooves conceived by producer Mark Edwards suit John's high, pop-wheeze surprisingly well. Excellent lyrics throughout with the ballad title track, about those mysterious times when God DOESN'T answer prayer is a gem only spoilt by a too frenetic sax. A fine album you'll be hearing regularly on Cross Rhythms radio - and we've never been able to say that about a John Pantry album before.

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