STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18905-CAS3572 LABEL: Sparrow SPD1260 FORMAT: Cassette Album RRP: £10.76
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
This new Nashville based husband and wife duo have been tying US reviewers in a knot trying to describe the musical constituents. One journo tried "Amy Grant fronting Innocence Mission" while another offered "The Byrds1 jangle meets The Edge's effects" and suggested Christine Dente (the haunting-voiced Out Of The Grey singer) sounded "like if Joni Mitchell sang Christian lyrics". There's a grain of truth (just a grain) in all these comparisons. Suffice to say that Christine and Scott Dente, helped by that superlative producer Charlie Peacock, easily transcend the influences to produce thinking-man's rock which, thanks in part to studio stalwarts like Jerry McPherson, Chris McHugh and Tommy Sims, is full of flowing rock musicianship. Lyricist Scott writes erudite songs, I particularly liked the Francis Schaeffer inspired "He Is Not Silent" and the dirge-slow closer "The Deep" where poetic imagery points to being swallowed by the ever deepening love of God. A fine debut.
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