Pure-eh! - Exit Sign

Sunday 1st December 1996
Pure-eh! - Exit Sign

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Alan & Angeline Chesters

This second album from a band based at Shaftesbury Christian Centre has a distinctive sleeve, with road signs created to reflect the theme of each p&w song (13 in all, including an instrumental piece). Writing and lead vocals are by leader Gordon Clowrey and lead guitarist Phil Muir and production is by Steve Smith. The band oozes confidence in their faith and, as the sleeve thanks suggest, I think they must have grown with encouragement. Some lyrics may be a little lightweight (a certain greybearded lyricist who edits this magazine may be horrified to know that Gordon has rhymed "shed for me/On Calvary" again!) but I think that there's an overall depth to this album musically. My wife commented positively that "So Good To Know You, Lord" reminded her of a Travelling Wilberrys' track. The five band members have been blessed with real vocal, music and writing potential. As I write this they're touring the USA. Back home, they should be taking various Exit Signs from the A3O3 for future gigs. Why not inspire them some more by writing to them?

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