Phil Baquie - Sooner Than Later

Sunday 1st October 2000
Phil Baquie - Sooner Than Later
Phil Baquie - Sooner Than Later

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

A fine singer/songwriter with one of those luminously expressive voices in the Bebo Norman mould. The production too is excellent with a bunch of Australian musos creating a warm cocoon of laid back guitars and warbling Hammonds around his vocalising. But it's only by track three, the moody "Who Is This Man?" with the distinctly retro, West Coast rock sound (catch those harmonies!), that the casual listener is drawn into the eye of the gently, musical storm. "Forever Sticks Together" is pretty and lilting with a catchy hook while "Jesus In Me" is a more intimate acoustic piece. Overall though, I remained unconvinced. The strength is the deft musicianship. The weakness is that the songs never really rise above the adequate.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Patricia in Crestveiw Florida @ 05:09 on Aug 3 2007

Sooner than Later cannot be described as "merely adequate". This C.D. truly touched my heart and opened me back up to Christianity after I had strayed way off course. In my opinion this C.D. is miraculous. It truly speaks to the soul and relays God's Word in a fresh new way. A way that non believers as well as believers can identify with.

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