STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9296-9012 LABEL: Spring Hill CMD1044 FORMAT: CD Album RELEASE DATE: 2003-11-07 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
The Martins have roots in Southern gospel but in recent years have been pursuing the pop gospel market. To aid them in their quest they have a veteran producer who well knows the demands of American Christian radio (Phil Naish) and one of the best guitarists ever to plug in his guitar for a CCM session (Jerry McPherson). Add to three quality voices that can do the bluesy thing (“Above It All”), the folk/country thing (“For Your Love”) and the pop rock thing (“What Mercy Means”) and you get a slick album. Hipper tastes may find this blandly formulaic, but others may perceive ‘Above It All’ as Nashville at its classiest.
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