STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 762-3182 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
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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