Paul Sewter - The Key

Wednesday 1st December 1993
Paul Sewter - The Key

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Mini-album

Reviewed by Chris Webb

I have been fortunate that I've found something I like on each album I've reviewed for Cross Rhythms, and this one is no exception. A debut release from Paul produced by Shirley Novak, eight tracks of pleasing music. A very good base to develop from, and with a bit of financial investment the man's talent will be more clearly demonstrated. Paul has a voice reminiscent of Fergal Sharkey, but less strident, with a lyrical style somewhere between Paul Field and Paul Poulton (must be something in the name). The backing is based mainly around Paul's guitar playing backed with some keyboards by Ms Novak. I did prefer the more up tempo tracks particularly "Change" and "Make That Love Mine". Having said that, the album's highlight has to be the gentle "Forgive My Foolish Heart" with a beautiful lyric and a delicious backing vocal. With a little more polish this album could have moved from average to very good.

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