Kim Moore - Beyond Redemption

Tuesday 1st December 1998
Kim Moore - Beyond Redemption

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Inspirational pop with strong singer/songwriter overtones would neatly cover the contents of this album although it has to be said that Ms Moore carefully chooses the material here rather than penning it herself. She opens up well with the funky horn blasts and strong vocal harmonies of "Children Of Amazing Grace" and it's clear that she recorded them with care. However, once the album slows down a little, it occasionally becomes turgid rather than maintaining interest all the way through. You'll enjoy the title cut and "I'd Rather Listen To The Angels" if you liked Carolyn Arends' debut as there is a rootsy poppiness peaking through. However, I'm also not convinced on hearing the ballad "God Makes No Mistakes" that Kim's voice is at its strongest in the higher register. That quibble aside, there are some good arrangements, nice sax playing and plenty of inspirational pop tunes.

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