Wes Sutton - Your Presence

Friday 1st December 1995
Wes Sutton - Your Presence

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Sword 01

Reviewed by Jonathan Pickles

Sword Music is a new label and this is their first production. Robin Mutter is the man behind Sword, being director and also producer and a main musician in this first offering. Robin's aims with this album and the future albums in the series - God willing - are twofold: "To get God's word out to people in a way that only music can" - amen!; and to explore new areas and provide a platform for the prophetic in music. Wes Sutton, whose music 'Your Presence' features, and who is worship leader and guitarist on the album, is known to many as a regular Spring Harvest worship leader. Many of his songs are well known and on this album have a fresh, sometimes poppy feel to them. The album starts with two lively, bouncy numbers before moving through ballad style songs and back into the more lively again. The final three songs then give the listener a treat, as the tempo again slows into songs which it is impossible not to worship to. The quality of the songs and musicianship on the album are very good indeed and this is definitely a worship album worth buying. I hope that this first Sword Music venture is well enough supported and encouraged that a second album in the series is not too long in coming. It would be nice to hear a real drummer replace the drum machine on a second recording as I feel that any musician open to God's Spirit and really praising him can be used by the Lord in a mighty way

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