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Sadly one to miss
on 25 June 2014
I bought the cd as Peter Howarth is the lead singer of The Hollies and I have seen and enjoyed him at many Hollies concerts. Whilst he sings the songs well in my opinion this cd is a major disappointment. It comprises 11 songs and 8 bonus tracks. The bonus tracks are merely other recordings of the main 11 tracks and include two more versions of Psalm 23 (Evermore).
The main tracks are: 1-Psalm 23 (Evermore) [Psalm 23 put to music], 2- Jennifer Eccles, 3 - The Promise, 4 - Be Not Afraid, 5 - Sing Hallelujah, 6 - Keeper Of The Flame, 7 - Lament [a poignant poem about death put to music), 8 - Love Is Where You Are, 9 - A Wartime Christmas Carol, 10 - Old Rugged Cross, 11 - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
My first reaction on reading the track listing was "this is a religous album, no wonder no one has listed the songs for fear of putting off potential buyers" and then on playing it in the car I felt my initial reaction was 100% correct. The album is best suited to playing in a church or crematorium. One should not forget that Peter has been a backing singer for Cliff Richard and perhaps some of the godliness has rubbed off.
I feel very let down by a singer who I thought would make a better attempt.