STYLE: Ambient/Meditational RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7211-6984 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Keith Singleton
I know I'm not alone in the sinking feeling when confronted with yet another Praise & Worship CD. We could easily be forgiven that seemingly every church, singer and musician "feels led" to record a CD. It is difficult from a reviewer’s standpoint as the makers of the CD obviously feel their worship justifies being recorded, and who are we to question the experience they've had? However, whether that also means it should then be marketed is a debate that will run for ever and a day. Tom Bee was brought up as a Native American Sioux Indian, and the musical influences from that culture are apparent at various points on the album, but generally speaking the CD could have come from anywhere. There are a few tracks which are spoken which is not common on worship CDs in my experience. He covers Rich Mullins' “Awesome God” quite well and elsewhere there are country influences, so wide range of styles covered, and the musicianship is first rate. Lyrically it is more of a personal than a congregational album and if I had to pigeonhole this within the vast range of worship music out there, I could label it as easy listening. But ambient/meditational will do.
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