Martin Smith - God's Great Dance Floor: Movement Three

Published Tuesday 6th November 2012
Martin Smith - God's Great Dance Floor: Movement Three
Martin Smith - God's Great Dance Floor: Movement Three

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 131881-19733
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by A T Bradford

"Redemption Day" opens the latest instalment of his planned four CD series with a driving up-beat mix of synthesizer and organ, a rock-guitar led and choir supported celebration of salvation and the Lord who made it all possible. Second is "God Is Coming", co-written with Worship Central's Tim Hughes. This full-band number features the crystal-clear voice of Brighton worship leader Sarah Bird ("In a world that's torn apart/Give us courage, give us hearts. . ."). Bird's vocals sparkle in wonderful contrast to Smith's sometimes strained tones - more please! "Song Of Solomon" introduces a quieter reflective piano-accompanied theme articulating a heartfelt need for the heavenly lover who is never more than a cry away. "Grace", another piano-backed piece, conveys a heartfelt honesty. "Too much to carry, nothing left to say...", moves into the poetic beauty of "I'm weak and lost, you traded heaven for a wooden cross". Smith's English wavers across the Atlantic on occasions but is carried by the obvious passion and sincerity the song communicates. Smith has said, "These EPs are almost like my journal. . . I want this to be a journey for everyone too." 'Movement Three' of compelling stand-alone numbers takes Smith four more steps across the dance floor.

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