STYLE: Ambient/Meditational RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 5528-5370 LABEL: Essential CD70018 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 1997-12-08 RRP: £14.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
If the reviewer didn't know better he could imagine this was recorded in a bedroom by a young worship leader who'd just discovered The Wonderful World Of Midi, done some simple programming using his keyboard's "Enya" setting and got his girlfriend in to sing the timeless words of King David. In fact, this is recorded and released by one of THE Christian music labels whose work in establishing Jars Of Clay has been one of the marketing feats of the "90s while Tabitha Fair-the singer here who with producer Biff Vincent and programmer Tim Heintz are the nearest thing you get to an artist in this era of Christian Music Album Series As Artist - isn't a youth group unknown but a well known Nashville session singer last heard doing the vocals on some very good David Lyndon Huff dance productions. Considering the talent available and the resources at Zomha/Brentwood/Essential's disposal, this album is a monumental disappointment, just vacuous ambient-cum-MOR arrangements of forgettable melodies by Deidre Nicole Neely melodies. If it HAD been done over a weekend in somebody's bedroom it might have scored four squares, but as a protest against wasting God's resources on cheap-sounding, numbing unimaginative wallpaper music your editor has had to go in hard with the rating.
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