Steve Camp - It's A Dying World

Published Friday 26th November 2010
Steve Camp - It's A Dying World
Steve Camp - It's A Dying World

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 16116-17107
LABEL: Sparrow
FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Steve Camp's seventh album was released in 1984 although it had been recorded prior to his previous release 'Fire And Ice'. Mentored by Larry Norman, you can hear it in Camp's vocals and see it on the album cover where he's dressed in a very Larry leather jacket. Camp's modus operandi has always been to create spiritually strong music with a clear message and this album is full of strong songs. Recorded at Britain's Chapel Lane studio and with lashings of high octane guitar from our very own Norman Barratt this offers a combination of guitar-driven rock and '80s keyboards which work fine although it's all a bit close to the sound that Larry made his. So, rocking songs like "Can You Sleep Tonight" and "Holding On to You" sound exactly like things that might come off a Larry album in that period. That's not to say there isn't plenty to enjoy here! "Don't Wanna be Friends" is a jerky synth-driven pop rock and the album's title track is a dramatic portrayal of the disintegration of society. Ultimately, these are challenging songs and catchy rock.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 18:00 on Feb 13 2012

Great classic ccm album, with rockin' Steve sounds to be heard. How true are the lyrics to album title song,
"It's A Dying World". Top notch ccm song soother,
"You Comfort Me" was written by the late Dana Key;
Steve's recording is Heaven sent! wtg Steve!
Side 2 starter "Light Your Candle" is also included on "Fire & Ice album; I prefer the less rockin' version.
"Tongue is a Fire" is awesome! The album closer,
"Man Does Not Live" it's debatable lyrics "he (man) just survives"; true in a sense, but man cannot live by bread alone. GOD Bless! -Don

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