Phil Lewis - Whispering

Published Friday 21st January 2005
Phil Lewis - Whispering
Phil Lewis - Whispering

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12471-1621
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

A Welsh songsmith makes a comeback of sorts and brings plenty of old fashioned values to the recording of 'Whispering'. Firstly he really has tried to create a set of intelligent songs that have something to say. Secondly he has paid attention to musicianship, particularly the guitar work and backing vocals to add substance to the songs which gives the album a little more life. The upbeat "Cruising" and "Hey Sha La La" provide a strong opening and the delicate "Fragile" works well enough but after a while it feels as though things are running out of steam. This begins to feel a little samey. It could just be that Phil's voice is a little limited. It's always in tune but just lacks the dynamic to hold my interest throughout.

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