STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6162-6016 LABEL: Kingsway KMCD2024 FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 1997-07-18 RRP: £8.99
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
The Wades may now be three but they still pack that vocal punch! The smooth vibe of "Dancing Never Stops" sets this classy EP in motion and it's clear The Wades are developing into a class act. Even the travesty of covering one of my all time 'fave' songs, "What A Fool Believes", can be forgiven because they pull it off with 'potabulous' aplomb- spookily sounding like Michael McDonald! That summer feel continues with the unbearably romantic soulful "Another Day". Yes folks! The Wades give you music to fall in love to! They even give you a "deep funk slow jam remix" of the same cut which is everything the title suggests; and at six minutes, there's plenty of smooching time available! There's groovy pop with a social conscience in "When Will We Learn". "Dancing Never Stops" is revisited instrumentally before we get to the final cut, "Lift Your Spirit", which has a message of hope for the broken. A fresh clubby sound that demands respect, the only regret is that this EP is too short a feast! Snacking on 'The Feel Good Factor', I look forward with relish to the five course meal of a new album!
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