STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4992-881 LABEL: Benson 8441842512 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Robin Budgell
This is the follow up to 1995's debut 'Beginnings' which received a 10 square review from Cross Rhythms. After a few plays this album kicks into life and is another hook-ridden album. The band's sound is focused around layers of rich harmony and nearly all the songs are driven by the acoustic guitar. This is The Rembrants/lighter side of Extreme territory. Worthy of a mention is the production team of John and Dino Elefante, who also lend a hand on the songwriting front. But the self-penned "Simply Beautiful" is a song deserving much radio play and will have you swaying in your seat and crying out for more. Overall, the lyrics don't strike immediately, but they all draw your focus towards God, particularly through the ballads "Your Breath" and "If Only". Rarely, though, does music move me to tears, but the compassion of God is so beautifully put in "I'll Cry Too" - "For every tear that you cry/I promise that I'll cry too" - that this really hit me. Why not investigate?
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