Julie Walker - Living Sacrifice

Friday 1st August 1997
Julie Walker - Living Sacrifice
Julie Walker - Living Sacrifice

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2531-28095
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Julie Walker has chosen to record an album of songs written by Simon Goodall who produced these 10 tunes. Making his producer's debut. Simon has spread out a fine worshipful landscape proving that it doesn't take a huge budget to create a strong sound. His songs prove that he is adept at penning a worship tune as he is at writing contemporary Stuff, He's lined up a fine selection of musicians to back Julie including Simon Bernard-Smith and some great sax from Andrew Worsfold. Sadly, the one blot on the landscape is Julie's pleasant but unremarkable voice which stops this project from being the top of the range worship experience. The deficiencies in the vocal department are merely highlighted by Simon's duel on "Living Sacrifice" where Julie ends up sounding sadly anonymous. Some great tunes, like 'Shout For Joy" and the Celtic-sounding "All I Can Say" which deserve to be given a wider hearing and sung in churches across the land. However, this album isn't going to make the impact the songs need.

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