STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 24333-12907 LABEL: Alliance 1903182 FORMAT: CD Album RELEASE DATE: 2007-07-06 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Thérèse McGarry
One of the first things that struck me with this latest offering from the Phatfish foursome now that Alan Rose has left the band (though he appears on the sleeve as an additional musician), is the wonderful quality of production. The blending together of the soothing, soaring voice of Lou Fellingham, the piano and synthesisers of Michael Sandeman and of the other instruments is what makes this a quality album. Worship leader Paul Oakley lends a hand in the writing of the third track which is a beautiful slow song reminding us of what an "Amazing God" we have. Some might pick holes and say that the lyrics are not that deep, however they are reaffirming and remind us who we are in Christ and of who our God is. The highlights on this album, I think, are: the upbeat and kind of funky "Rise Up", the prayerful and chilled out "Holy Spirit" and the final song "From The Rising Of The Sun" of which the chorus is beautiful! Overall there is a good mix of up tempo and slow songs. I can't find any fault with this album. If you're feeling frazzled, this album will leave you with a relaxed, chilled-out, upbeat and feel-good factor!
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