Keith Lancaster - The Reason

Thursday 1st December 1994
Keith Lancaster - The Reason
Keith Lancaster - The Reason

RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Acappella Company 701945660X
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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Reader Comments

Posted by Stephen Vidal in Dominica in the Caribbean @ 03:45 on Jan 4 2009

This album The Reason is my favorite and I have had this CD album for several years. i bought it on the ship Logos when it docked here several years ago 1995 or 1996 I think. I was working as an announcer at Voice of life radio at the time. I was transfered to Transfered radio and return ater a few years still in love with this album. On January 3rd I was producing a radio program and was about to choose neighborhood as a special song when the CD fell and broke. I thn went on lie and googled the title and number of the album and low and behold it showed up. May God Bless the Mi of Keith Lancaster. If there is ne life you have touced through your music i can say with certainty its the life of this Caribbean man.

In the Lord's Service

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