Paul Poulton - Grooves 4 Scrooge

Published Thursday 22nd December 2005
Paul Poulton - Grooves 4 Scrooge
Paul Poulton - Grooves 4 Scrooge

STYLE: Orchestral
RATING Not Rated
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14878-10694
LABEL: Independent

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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Reader Comments

Posted by brian jewkes in dudley @ 17:42 on Nov 2 2007

This being a Christmas cd is like most,bound to come in for some stick.I have to say i really like it. If youre up for some festive boppin round the Christmas tree youll like it too. Paul a kind of hyrid of Larry Norman and Ray Davies of the Kinks along with a fine band here will have boogying well into the new year.Youll probably have to get it direct from Paul now though.

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