STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11353-VTI1932 LABEL: Reunion 080688000226 FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Tony May
Not the man himself you understand, but a cluster of session singers and musicians weaving his songs into a youth musical. The scriptwriter aims to tackle some of life's inecapable problems, using dialogue throughout to get the brain cells working as well as to entertain. Enterprising project for sure. On the minus side, it's soaked in glossy slickness, and defiantely can't stand alone as a piece of work apart from seeing the live presentation, which would probably be worth a visit. So much of the "Oh, I'm so excited" brand of American jargon simply doesn't travel. If you enjoy the super-smooth side of it all, go for it! Hopefully most Cross Rythms readers look for more gut-level rawness in their musical diet.
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The third album release fom Michael W. Smith features a blend of upbeat praise pop and contemporary ballads, punctuated by his unmistakable voice and poignant lyrics. Includes 'Old Enough to Know,' 'You're Alright,' 'Wired for Sound,' and more.