STYLE: Jesus Music RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7040-6819 LABEL: Maranatha! 7016284840 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 1995-04-26 RRP: £0.18
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
In the early 70s Love Song were Christian music pioneers, saved in the middle of the Jesus Revolution. They became one of the most influential groups of their day, giving a young Phil Keaggy his first opportunity to play in a Christian band. Now 25 years later, they have reformed to re-record some of their best loved songs from their three 70s albums. But don't worry! There are no techno dance remixes here, only those lush harmony vocals, still wonderfully intact. Their singing sounds as fine as ever. You get updated versions of classics like "A Love Song", "Little Country Church" and "Front Seat, Back Seat" that prove a good song is still a good song even all these years later. These songs sound more than comfortable breathing again in the digital 90s and looking at the list of musos guesting, it's hardly surprising - Hadley Hockensmith, Alex Acuna and Phil Keaggy all contribute. Back in the 70s this was out on the edge pushing back the borders of Christian music. These days it sits firmly in the middle of the road. These are classic songs, totally free of the annoying tweeness that spoils so much soft pop.
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