Reviewed by Alan & Angeline Chesters
The Martins are pretty big in the States, a group who've made the transition from Southern gospel to the more contemporary world of pop. Though my preference is UCB CR, I also like a lot of UCB Europe, where The Martins are more likely to be heard. Joyce, Jonathan and Judy are a brother and sisters vocal harmony trio, taking turns on lead vocal. Joyce Martin McCullough and her husband, Harrie, also make a significant song writing contribution alongside other writers such as Joel Lindsey, Pam Thum, Jeff Silvey and Scott Krippayne. The songs carry encouragement and direction and, as you'd expect from Nashville, musicians are faultless. When the pace increases from gentle, the songs have, not surprisingly considering their Southern gospel origins, a country-rock feel. An accomplished album which grows with hearing. (Don't pay too much attention to the cheesy photograph on the cover.
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