STYLE: Orchestral RATING Not Rated OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14878-10694 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Down the years hundreds of attempts have been made to graft contemporary elements into the Christmas carols but few have done it as brilliantly as the Midlands rock gospel journeyman manages on "Angels From The Realms Of Glory". With a soulful sample fo some free form scatting and a full on boogie rock arrangement, the timeless classic from Handel's Messiah is given a stunning makeover. Nothing else on this Yuletide set can quite compete, though there's plenty of fun putting a reggae shuffle to "Mary's Boy Child", some bluesy axe licks to "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and a vocoder vocal on "In The Bleak Mid Winter". I've a gut feeling that this little gem could turn out to be Paul's best ever selling album.
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