Pure-eh! - As You Asked

Saturday 1st April 1995
Pure-eh! - As You Asked

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The fact that this is a CD rather than a cassette shows that this praise and worship team from Gillingham are aiming for more than simply doing Kendricks/Richards/Bowater retreads for their flock. In fact, this 7 piece offer 14 originals, the bulk of them written by vocalist Gordon Clowney. They're arranged in a brightly engaging soft pop style and have clearly worked much harder at stylistic cohesiveness than many church based groups. What makes the album sag is that some of the lead vocals suffer from thinness while some of the songs are decidedly mediocre (there's even a dreaded "died for me/at Calvary" rhyming couplet). A producer would have sorted them out (and probably taken the album down to 10 songs). Pure-Eh! could reach broader vistas than Gillingham. But this album won't take them there.

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