Paul Johnson - Every Kinda People (Extended Mix)

Published Sunday 30th May 2010
Paul Johnson - Every Kinda People (Extended Mix)
Paul Johnson - Every Kinda People (Extended Mix)

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 94111-11988
FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Single

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

This is the 12 inch version of one of the many singles taken off Paul Johnson's debut album in an attempt to break him in the UK. The original song was written by former Free bassist Andy Fraser and the much covered song was originally made famous by Robert Palmer. It has the perfect inspirational soul vibe that works for a singer like Paul as he tried to move from his gospel roots to try and cross over into the mainstream. Sadly "Every Kinda People" didn't chart when it was released in 1987. The second track "Believer" is equally a number with the potential to appeal to both mainstream and church audiences, initially sounding like a gospel song but in fact being a romantic love number. The third track is a remix of the fine album cut "Burnin'", itself also released as a single. All three tracks simply show off the stylish, falsetto voice of Johnson.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.