Larry Howard - Redeemed

Saturday 1st June 1991
Larry Howard - Redeemed
Larry Howard - Redeemed

STYLE: Blues
RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Forefront FFD02746

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Those Howard devotees, of which since his devastating Greenbelt gigs there are no small number, will be shocked by the "Look To The Sky" opener. The blues has been dumped in favour of a piece of gravel voiced AOR complete with girl chorus which is competent enough but which could be performed by any half-competent rocker. Other numbers too move through standard pop-rock grooves and even his "Evangelistic Blues" turns out to be a piece of tongue-in-cheek acoustic whimsy and a long way from the torrid sanctified blues he once scorched tne listeners' ears with. There are still some traces of raunchier times like, an almost Stax soul sound on "Power Of Love", but it now seems that the one time gospel-blues pioneer has settled for the safer haven of derivative AOR. Shame.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Von in Macon, GA @ 18:53 on Feb 6 2011

Hey Larry, I so fell in love with the Redeemed CD, all the songs that you have actually. Through your words and lyrics that God called upon your heart. I saw you and Phil Driscoll in concert in 1991 at a Church in Macon, GA....during this concert I turned my life over to Jesus...I thank God everyday for using you as a vessel. I would like to know what site I can listen to your CD's for free, then buy them as well.

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