Steve Parsons - The Colour Of Life

Tuesday 1st February 2000
Steve Parsons - The Colour Of Life
Steve Parsons - The Colour Of Life

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £10.00

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

If you've ever come across the music of Steve Parsons, you'll be left with one indisputable fact that seems to linger above everything else. He's got an incredi­ble voice! But don't be fooled because THAT voice doesn't eclipse the rest of the man's talents! He's also a fine songwriter and a man who wants to minister with the music. His latest album 'The Colour Of Love' has enough of a pop produc­tion to dress his excellent songs in a fine, catchy pop sheen but also enough space to let the songs breathe a little. There are some outstanding moments captured on this independent release that demand you immediately get a copy and investigate! Try the purepop of the opener "Believe" which is a compelling, catchy little thing that soon inveigles its way into your brain. There's poetry in the vastness described in the lyrics of "Artist Of Heaven" and there's the touch­ing plea of the apologetics contained in the haunting ballad "Man Needs God". Painting with a broad brush that takes in humanity's struggles and the vastness of God, yet illustrating with a fine brush that creates word pictures capable of touching the individual wounds of the human soul, this is an album that minis­ters. Making top pop albums isn't easy on a limited budget. Making top pop albums that have something powerful to say is even harder. Oh yeah - and he's got an amazing voice! Why isn't Steve Parsons huge? After hearing this, I'm per­plexed!

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Posted by Shirley Harper in Wembley @ 19:53 on Jun 24 2009

The Track "Man needs God " is a fantastic song it is perfect in word ! My forever favourite

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