STYLE: R&B RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6206-6060 LABEL: Kingsway Music KMCD822 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 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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