Steve Durrant - Steve Durrant's Strange And Murky World

Tuesday 1st June 1993
Steve Durrant - Steve Durrant's Strange And Murky World

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Stephen Luff

Steve Durrant is a semi-professional Christian musician based in the north of England. This cassette features ten songs written by him looking at life from all sorts of angles, although showing a slight leaning towards relationships than any other subject. What we have here is a well put together recording of good songs, the packing is simple but effective with a decent inlay card (a little more information on it would have been nice though!). All showing that the probable tight budget has been put to good use. The song "So Much To Live For" encourages us to reach out to the world around us, "Night On Earth" and "The Girl Who's Got Everything" looks at man's loneliness and "Time Means Money" looks at the love of money. The musical backing is largely guitar based with some excellent mandolin playing by Kelvin Brooks. The voice and musical style is similar to Martyn Joseph with hints of Manfred Mann! ("The Girl Who's Got Everything" sounds like "Pretty Flamingo" in parts.) I am sure we will be hearing a lot more from Mr Durrant in the future.

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