Mark McAllister - Shades Of Love

Sunday 1st February 1998
Mark McAllister - Shades Of Love
Mark McAllister - Shades Of Love

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

A melodic pop rock album of eight songs about different kinds of love. Mark's third effort is a cute concept and he pulls it off successfully. Great rock'n'soul on 'Human Love" and '"Shades Of Love", there's some excellent twin guitar on 'What Kind Of Love" and Mark seems comfortable whether he's letting loose or doing the blue eyed soul thing. The ballad "Calvary Love" is the key song on the album and points firmly to God's love expressed on the cross. Elsewhere parental love, struggling with God's love and the distractions of misplaced love are all explored before he finished with a rock ballad dedicated to his wife. Proving to be a soulful singer, steady songwriter and supported by his brother Simon's economic but effective guitar. Mark deserves to be proud of this album.

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