Phil Joel - Watching Over You

Thursday 1st February 2001
Phil Joel - Watching Over You
Phil Joel - Watching Over You

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Inpop POD1738
RRP: £1.99

Reviewed by Peter Williams

CCM buffs will know New Zealand-born Phil is a member of the Newsboys while Cross Rhythms radio listeners will recognise the hooky "God Is Watching Over You" reminder that God is watching our every action. Phil's solo debut contains 10 well produced tracks that cover a number of various musical moods and styles. "God Is Watching Over You" features great harmonies and a lilting pop melody while more great bvs lift "Tonight". The various styles of rock and pop and not forgetting those more personal songs are all memorable. Phil wrote "Be Number One" with a number of friends when he was 17 - he calls it his priority checking song. The pressures of being homesick for his native land and the strong bond of commitment between him and his wife to fulfilling God's plans are reflected in the final track, "Together". The first line of the chorus sums it up with, "Together, on the wrong side of the world." A most enjoyable album, with lots of good stuff.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. God Is Watching Over You [Listen]
2. Strangely Normal [Listen]
4. Author Of Life [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Brittany in Maine @ 17:23 on Oct 28 2006

I think it is an ok article.........not to interesting kinda drags on. Sorry for being that honest but, what can I say. But hey I love the artist they are talking about!

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