One Mind - One Heart

Thursday 1st June 2000
One Mind - One Heart
One Mind - One Heart

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Chris Webb

On first hearing I disliked this CD, however, I was away with work, took the CD with me and played it many times. Surprisingly, I found myself singing the songs, humming the tunes and finding a growing appreciation for the music. Although this is very gentle it is catchy and has some good hooks. The band have been together for four years, based at Biliericay Baptist Church, They have produced a limited edition cassette 'Shoulder To Cry On' but this is their first real album. The sound is reminiscent of early Nutshell, influences claimed are early Adrian Snell and Susan Ashton, I'd generally agree, although there are no obvious Ashton country influences. The production is good, the musicianship sound, the lyrics are simple but not bland, however, at times the vocals are somewhat fragile. Standout tracks are "Abba My Father" and "Joy" and my particular favourite "No Condemnation" which explores a return to strong faith after a difficult time. If you like melodic, keyboard based soft pop then this would be a good CD to get holdĀ  of even if you think it probably isn't your style you may be surprised - go on give it a try!

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