Jonathan Pierce - For You

Thursday 1st July 2004
Jonathan Pierce - For You
Jonathan Pierce - For You

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Word Curb 8787712
RELEASE DATE: 2004-01-23
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Greg Inglis

This is the fourth solo release from the highly acclaimed American singer/songwriter. A mixture of well known covers ("Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot", "Flying Without Wings") and self penned material, the 12 tracks here share the common theme of love and relationships. This album has strong echoes of Steven Curtis Chapman, noticeably in tracks like the mellow pop/rock number "If I Didn't Have You". For the most part the less familiar songs work better, the driving "Serendipity" with its whispered parts, infectious chorus and powerful backing vocals showcase Jonathan's considerable vocal talent. Undoubtedly, the best cut however is the closing title track, an epic multi layered U2esque ballad featuring the Jubilee Singers which captures the listener's attention from the stripped down acoustic beginning to its uplifting climax. My major criticism with this album would be the lack of real spiritual depth to the lyrics but it does achieve its stated aim of encouraging you to fight for the relationships in your life that matter.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Life, Love & Happiness [Listen]
2. Still He Love Of My Life [Listen]
3. Let You Soul Be Your Pilot [Listen]
4. Everlasting Love [Listen]
5. Serendipity [Listen]
6. Flying Without Wings [Listen]
7. Go In Peace [Listen]
8. Run To You [Listen]
9. Whenever I'm In Your Arms [Listen]
10. Love Will Happen [Listen]
11. If I Didn't Have You [Listen]
12. For You [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Angel in Ohio @ 14:21 on Sep 6 2007

All his albums are great and he is in my opinion the BEST vocalist EVER!!! I wish he would get back to making music! I miss him!!!!!!

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