Peter Brunton - Hands

Sunday 1st August 1999
Peter Brunton - Hands

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

It may come as a surprise to learn that this excellent independent debut EP from Dundee singer-songwriter Peter Brunton was recorded in a bedroom in Perth, Scotland! However it boasts a sound that could be expected in a normal studio and this is thanks to four great songs and the production skills of Ian White's former apprentice Phil Lidstone who, at the age of 20, has acquired a musical maturity beyond his years. The upbeat title track is a refreshing proclamation of Christ's message to the lost- complete with a catchy acoustic guitar phrase for good measure. "Love is like a river", an atmospheric meditation on God's love, showcases Brunton's soothing harmonies and the programming talents of  Lidstone and is captivating to the point where it contradicts the suggestion on the sleeve notes that acoustic / rootsing as a vocalist and a writer and would be a worthy and beautiful addition to your times of worship. "Hands" is a testimony to the excellent things going on at grassroots level.  

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