STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 661-31153 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
Not to be confused with the excellent Birmingham gospel group Nu Life, this New Life are led by Blackburn-based guitarist, singer/songwriter Terry Gallagher. I got excited seeing that one of the vocalists was Martin Smith but this album makes me feel less than delirious! Twee lyrics and old-fashioned voices, a lot of this could have been recorded in the early 70s and I suspect that Terry and his chums are a bunch of 40-somethings, still making music together, without realising that times have changed. Consequently even with brave efforts and some clodden thumps and noises on a cheap sounding drum machine, there isn't much here to recommend you inflict this album on your ears. I appreciate the sentiment of wanting to write songs of faith, but there are too many gaping holes in these recordings.
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