Michael J Parkes - Princes & Thieves '96 Remix

Saturday 1st June 1996
Michael J Parkes - Princes & Thieves '96 Remix

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Simon Eady

Being a drummer, hearing a drum machine did not go down well with me. But after a little digging I found out that most of this album was recorded and produced on an 8-track at Michael's home. Not being satisfied with the final cut from the studio Michael decided to remix the album at home hence the lack of a really professional sound. Because of the musical content being limited I felt that most of the songs were not given much justice, the lyrical quality of song's being of a very high standard. I believe that the re-recording some of these songs with professional musicians will produce good results. Most of the material in this album is outreach oriented with some praise and worship thrown in for good measure. Apart from the lyrics and an original idea for a cover there isn't much that really stands out on this album. Speaking to him recently he said that he was going to America, Nashville in fact, to try and drum up some interest in his work. Hopefully that will pay off and that we would have another classy British CCM star in the making.

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