STYLE: R&B RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 17510-CAS2090 LABEL: Pure 1055 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by George Luke
Since their entry into the UK gospel scene a couple of years ago, the guys at Awake have provided quite a few gems for our record collections. With that in mind, I'll excuse this as a temporary slip. Even before you've heard the first track the signs aren't encouraging; on the cover photographs the band all look like they'd rather be somewhere else. Musically, I couldn't hear anything here that could set this album apart from all the other soul/swing/R&B tunes I've heard recently. The only time something caught my attention was halfway through "God Gave Me You", in which a man pleads with his wife not to leave him. A lot more oomph is needed - and guys, smile for the camera next time, please!
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