STYLE: World RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1537-2054 LABEL: Remad REMAD02 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £2.50
Reviewed by Chris Webb
The people on this live CD did seem to be having a good time praising God. However, I was rather disappointed with it. Because of the title I suppose I expected Ladysmith Black Mambazo or some other Township feel. But 'One Voice, One Spirit' sounds like it could have been recorded in any large church in England, Australia or the USA. It was well produced with a proficient backing band and a large choir, most tracks featuring a solo voice, Comprising mainly up-tempo and lyrically simple non-challenging praise songs. The track "One Voice" was quite catchy and has remained in my head but the others, they're not easy to sing along with nor catchy enough to remember. It seemed unclear if this was performance praise or a recording of congregational worship. Not bad as background music, with slower tracks towards the end of the CD working better, particularly "You're Amazing" which had a rather pleasant soulful solo trumpet break. So the CD was average rather than exceptional and not very African!
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