Mark Ferguson - Open My Lips

Published Monday 30th April 2007
Mark Ferguson - Open My Lips
Mark Ferguson - Open My Lips

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23544-12558
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Simon Eden

If you asked Mark what came first in his life, he would probably say God, followed closely by music, so it should come as no surprise that he is a worship leader at a church in Portadown, Northern Ireland. 'Open My Lips' is his debut five-track EP release, of which all songs are written, arranged, performed and produced by Mark, although he does admit to having some help from Pete and Pamela Scoley, Paul Woods, Steven Maginnis, and his wife Delia gets a credit as well. Mark's talents as a music teacher are clearly well placed as the guitar playing is to a high standard and the cello arrangements on tracks such "My Passion" build the song structure in a meditative style. Most songs are played in a soft acoustic mellow style suited to worship. However, the lyrics are regrettably very simplistic and repetitive.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Mark Ferguson in Northern Ireland @ 10:58 on Apr 30 2007

Just to be clear..this is Mark Ferguson, about whom this review was written! I do agree with the review...these songs do have simplistic and repetitive lyrics (although not always!)- this reflects my own walk with God which, when these songs were written (quite sometime ago, in some cases 7 years!) was not as it is now- I hope to record more recent songs God has inspired me to write and to place these on myspace! If you're interested, you can check them out....hopefully soon!

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