STYLE: Ambient/Meditational RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9063-8793 LABEL: Vineyard Music FLD9138 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Cliff Doust
Ah - the lilting arpeggios that launched a 1,000 sherry commercials. I'm possibly a dab inclement but the comparison with popular sherry is not altogether misplaced. The classical guitar's (& little else's) cadences of Vineyard favourites are rich, mellow and not unpleasing but I had hoped for something with a touch more body and a dash drier. The opening track "To Seek Your Face" had me spellbound: a splash of scrunchy jazz chords complimenting a refreshingly original arrangement. Regrettably most of what followed (with the exception of "Its Your Blood") was too respectful of the original arrangement: re-cycled rather than rejuvenated. Nonetheless, Christian bookshops up & down the land (and possibly dentist's waiting rooms) will be a' playing it -deservedly; and yes, it's a "safe" prezzie for next Christmas!
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