STYLE: Ambient/Meditational RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9924-9505 LABEL: Authentic 8203032 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Sue Rann
Authentic Media have brought together some really outstanding instrumentalists here, headed up by Robin Thompson-Clarke on cello, to perform 14 instrumental versions of popular worship songs. The result is never really what you'd call background music - the cello's sound is too rich and the accompaniment necessarily too loud for that - but I was a touch disappointed that the arrangers have stuck so solidly to the middle of middle-of-the-road. This CD fulfils its marketing brief exactly: it's pleasant, tuneful and recognisable, played impeccably. It just doesn't do anything more, and becomes a tad dull as a result.
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