STYLE: Celtic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 173007-27320 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
Between 2010 and 2012, Northern Ireland-based singer/songwriter and whistle player Nigel Cameron took a career break from the civil service to record a sumptuous album of songs based around various psalms and scriptures that seek to praise the creator God. Sitting in front of a lush acoustic backdrop, Cameron's pleasingly unfussy but emotive voice delivers each song with warmth and skill with upbeat tracks like the opener "Lord, I Believe" and "Start Spreading The News" - the latter a slant on the song of Moses found in Exodus - showing what the man has to offer in both the singing and writing stakes. Keeping things varied and interesting, Cameron's brief foray into light jazz territory in "Take Joy My King" is arguably this album's highlight whilst the worshipful "It's So Good" is a competent piece of blue eyed soul. Elsewhere, Cameron lets his Celtic roots show in the ethereal title track and an utterly gorgeous adaptation of the John Wesley hymn "O Lord, My Love" which, like the stunning instrumental "Winter Peace", showcases the man's talents as an Irish whistle player with all the lilting and heartstring-tugging his instrument of choice brings. A guest appearance from Iona's Joanne Hogg on the stripped-back "Creator God" says it all in terms of the quality found on this expertly executed offering.
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