The Wades - A Touch Of Heaven

Wednesday 1st February 1995
The Wades - A Touch Of Heaven
The Wades - A Touch Of Heaven

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Kingsway Music KMCD822
RRP: £10.99

Reviewed by Karl Allison

The four brothers from South London with the mighty voices, the growing church and a hatful of gospel awards at last get the record deal their live work has merited for several years. And it's a chance they've taken superbly, emerging with an album that confirms them as truly the best we've got. Whether it's crunching dance tracks or delicate ballads, the boys sound so smooth that you could probably guess their blood-ties if you didn't already know. Some of these tracks will already be known to CR readers. The successful radio/clubland single "Get Off That (Poison)" is featured, as is their contribution to 1993's Soul Stirrings collection 'Best Thing', with which they so effectively closed last year's Cross Rhythms festival. Some of the ballads are pretty hot too. The title track is full of class and "Trust In My Love" shows off their effortless harmonies at their very best. But the standout track for me is the energetic "Make It Right", a vaguely Motown-ish groove with some outstanding let-rip vocalising. I guess that after waiting so long they weren't gonna muck up. Far from that, they've produced a debut album every bit as impressive as we had a right to expect.

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Posted by dj 2win in United Arab Emirates @ 11:00 on Dec 25 2008

the wades - get off that one of the best new jack style record i ever have and i guess im so lucky to have 2 copies and to let you know if you have a copy of this song the wades - get off that 12" count ur self as lucky coz its really rare it took me 7 years to find two copy.

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