STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10011-CAS2344 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Chris Tozer
The Bedworth Christian Centre near Coventry seems to have amassed more than its fair share of talented musicians for this 1997 recording. Andrew Bromley wrote most of the songs as well as singing lead and playing keyboards throughout. The album's subtitle could mislead you into thinking that it features praise and worship songs for congregational singing but what you actually get is an extremely well rehearsed Midlands choir performing in an amazing mixture of transatlantic styles from Keith Green to black gospel - all rather reminiscent of Choralerna from the '70s. "Standing On The Rock" and "God Of The Nations" are the best tracks by far. The pace of delivery is pretty hectic for much of the time but the delightful flute playing of Clare Evans on "I Ascribe Glory" and "Through Your Kindness" brings a touch of originality to an otherwise fairly pleasant but predictable set. But, to be fair, I have to admit that I have yet to hear a choir outside the capital as good as Spirit Song.
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