Judy MacKenzie - Judy

Published Thursday 1st January 2009
Judy MacKenzie - Judy
Judy MacKenzie - Judy

STYLE: Jesus Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20719-10216
LABEL: Key KL005
FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

This is the 1970 debut album from a singer who at the time was one of the most popular Christian singers in the UK. The '70s hadn't really started at this point so a lot of the sounds and arrangements are still anchored in the '60s and the pop music of the day. The groovy horn parts and arrangements on "What Does It Mean To You", "Body And Soul" or "New Song" work effectively in a style that wouldn't be out of place on a Dusty Springfield record of the era. Then there is the folky arrangements on "It's Not As Though" or the gorgeous "Sally Brown" which point in the direction of Judy's second album. I rather like the bluesy-ness of "One Man" and the simplicity of "Standing Alone" where you get to appreciate the versatility and beauty of Judy's appealing voice. This is obviously an album very much of its time but in an era of choral, organ and hymn releases you cannot underestimate how adventurous this debut album sounded.

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Reader Comments

Posted by dave jones in United Kingdom @ 12:27 on Jun 5 2013

hi ive recently been given a box of records and the judy makenzie album judy was among them i noticed a hand written message on the back it says to my long suffering fellow teacher love judy mackenzie i was wondering if this was hand written or printed on all the lp sleeves its written on the back on the white border thank you

Reply by Ian Moir in Fraserburgh @ 18:32 on Jan 23 2017

The album has no writing on the back. I have a copy. So perhaps your copy may have been signed by Judy Mackenzie!

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