Stuart Penny - Peace

Thursday 1st June 1995
Stuart Penny - Peace
Stuart Penny - Peace

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Alliance ALD032
RRP: £10.20

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Long-in-tooth readers will remember the Stuart Penny Band, a pop rock team who toured and played events like Spring Harvest. Stuart recorded three albums. But the last was in 1988 and since Cross Rhythms' inception nothing had been heard from the gifted singer/guitarist/composer. Now, Alliance are pitching in with the comeback album. Stuart's years away have not been without travail, he contracted the disabling disease ME. He is now thankfully fully recovered. So what of Stuart's album? Well, it's a set of songs suitable for congregational worship, nimbly produced by Chris Norton. The standouts are "Out Of The Brightest Side" opener with some fluid bluesy guitar and the beautiful neo-classical title track. Occasionally the arrangements sag ("Hearts And Loves Today") but overall this is a most welcome return from a Brit CCM veteran.

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Posted by Fred Downes in Weston Super Mare @ 15:52 on Jan 24 2013

Good to hear Stuart is still making music. I knew him back in the 1970's when I was playing in a band with his brother Bruce, also an amazingly talented misician. What ever happened to him I wonder.

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