Ralph Van Manen - Face The Feeling

Wednesday 1st December 1993
Ralph Van Manen - Face The Feeling
Ralph Van Manen - Face The Feeling

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Proof that CCM is now an international language this excellent new album has all the drive, passion and professionalism of American AOR though this features a German singer and a British producer, one Paul Field. Punchy rockers and smouldering ballads all sung with grit and fire. My favourites are the moody Hank Pool/Paul Field song "Easy Answers" (where Ralph sings some effective blue eyed soul licks ala Mark Williamson) and the radio friendly rocker "Cross My Heart". But wherever you look there are class cuts. Let's hope an adventurous British company gives this an outing and some Fest brings him over. For Ralph is, on the strength of 'Face The Feeling', an exceptional talent.

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Posted by Camille in Switzerland @ 19:45 on Feb 15 2007

I like soooooooo much this CD! I heard it when I was a young girl, and it remind me good things (like the concert he made in Switzerland!!), and I listen this CD ;-) Now that I understand english, this CD touch me very much...

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