STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 30128-CAS3304 LABEL: StarSong 8256 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Chris Berry
Now let's get something straight from the start. This is typical American mainstream, a slick combination of pop, MOR, country and easy listening. It combines influences such as Eagles, Elton John, Doobie Bros etc. It's also not been released over here by Nelson Word, presumably because of the aforementioned, and that (1) they're not known over here and (2) it can come over as pure gloss, with little substance underneath. Regardless of whether or not that's the case I have to say that I really like their sound. (So do the Americans, it's a big hit Stateside. Ed) I defy any of the Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W Smith and Amy Grant ilk to come up with anything better than PC&G's superb ballads and I assure you that once you've listened (if you can) to "Little Bit Of Morning" and "It Wasn't In The Thunder" you'll be humming them for days. "Take Me To Jesus" is Christian doo-wop in almost Carman-like style, and really swings. The C&W ballad "Midnight Oil" telling of a mother's love through prayer is beautiful too. Sure, you can look upon some of this album as archetypal US CCM fodder but this album exudes quality.
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