STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 897- LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Dancin' Dave Derbyshire
It's a pity when people with a sincere desire to honour God produce such uninspiring music as this. South Africans Dino and Nick Costraras with their backing group offer the standard format of 'worship' songs, that is slower than 'praise' songs and with lashings of sentiment. There are spiritual truths in these lyrics but I found them obscured by the gushing clichés and platitudes. It wasn't until I heard a Celtic whistle on the last track that my ears pricked up. A song taken directly from the book of Revelation followed. I suppose I could imagine singing this one in worship, but not the rest. Also I must confess that sinners prayers are a pet hate of mine and the prayer on this album's sleeve must get a mention for introducing ne Christians to such awful phrases as 'be my anchor' and 'be my banner'. Unexciting lyrics such as 'Doo doo doo doo...La! La! La!' or the final instrumental backing tracks may get an airing in Christian bookshops in Africa, but I'm not sure it would be worth any Brits writing off for this album. Sorry.
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