STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 3116-3699 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
This 2000 recording still has many of the problems of 1997's 'Reaching Out In Song'. Stewart's voice has some pitching problems, the material is rather ancient and the production poor. When he does have a good song, the performance makes it mundane (Martyn Joseph's "Beautiful Woman" is a notable casualty) and the naff songs (which, to be brutally honest, are in the overwhelming majority) are truly excruciating. Stewart talks in the sleevenotes of his calling to a music ministry and I don't doubt it for a moment, but whilst singers of this sort of stuff can be very effective in a live setting (Daniel O'Donnell is a name that springs immediately to mind), a recording of this quality is best kept safely under lock and key.
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