STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1530-1955 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 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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