STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7049-6828 LABEL: Acappella Company 701945660X FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Norman Smith
"All music vocally or anatomically produced" states the sleeve notes. I could've sworn I heard the odd drum machine in there somewhere - come to think of it, just about everywhere. Obviously, as part of the Acappella Series, experimentation with voices in song is high on the agenda and I am one reviewer who relishes the prospect of creative harmonics of the vocal kind. However, when this set isn't lost in the machine it's over the top with multiple harmonies. I can't help thinking that, whilst there's some merit in experimenting, ultimately harmony is most effective and evocative in simplicity, not complexity. (My local football team take note!) Highlights of this collection are undoubtedly the individual voice of the artist himself and two songs "Pleasing Him" and "It's Only The First Time" (the daily reality of sin and forgiveness). Otherwise, this unimpressively produced album proves disappointing on most fronts.
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