Reviewed by Norman Smith
As all you long time Christian CCM buffs will know, PFR were once at the point of crossover big time with their hooky, Beatles-tinged pop rock picked up by EMI and subsequently accruing all kinds of plaudits. Then, to everyone's amazement, they disappeared, preferring wives and church to touring. Now clever ol' record maestro Steve Taylor has encouraged their return, though as the man has now departed from Squint Entertainment the PFR comeback risks being nipped in the bud. In my opinion the music on 'Disappear' doesn't exactly set the world on fire. The band shuns any overt references to God, preferring to use adaptable lyrics so a Christian will kinda see faith there, but the non-Christian won't be offended. Positively it's an attempt to reach a secular market, negatively, it's bushel-hiding the Light. Musically, the band provide a combination of melodic soft rock, on the AOR side more than once, with the outstanding track being a Bryan Adamsy type, "Missing Love", but apart from that it's all a bit uninspiring, really. But then I suppose if you hide the Light, that's where you end up.
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