STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 5588-5429 LABEL: Vertical Music 000768135020 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
Kevin Prosch is one of those guys who often defies us poor reviewers' efforts at classification; acoustic-driven rock, funk, folk, pop balladry and a dash of world music all subsumed into a gift for prophetic improvisation. His last two releases, the totally excellent "The Finer Things Of Life" with Bryn Haworth, and the "And Friends" project "Journey Of Life" have demonstrated his talent is still there, and now this, the first release by Integrity on the new Vertical label, is a retrospective of the best of the Kevin Prosch Song Book. On these new recordings, the delivery is as impassioned as ever, whether he's belting out "Lord Of The Dance" or giving us extended versions of "All I Need", "Kiss The Son" and "Come Let Us Return" in that achy breaky voice that oozes emotion from every note. Prosch aficionados may be disappointed that there are no new songs here, but these are the definitive versions of these classics, and as such deserve a place in your record collections.
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Making a significant contribution to contemporary worship music, Prosch's style emcompasses acoustic-driven rock, folksy lyrics and gentle balladry. Compiled from eight Prosch classics, re-recorded in the studio with The Black Peppercorns, songs include: 'Kiss the Son', 'Lord of the Dance', 'Come Into The Light', 'I Really Love You'.