Saturday, March 27, 2010

Glorious disaster


WITH a name like the London Community Gospel Choir, you'd think it was a social enterprise rather than a pop group.
However after listening to their LP Glorious, I was feeling less than charitable - I was expecting something a little less obvious from a choir that's worked with Blur, Nick Cave, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Tori Amos, Gorillaz, Elton John, and many more.
Because although the group have tight knight vocals led by some talented singers, a combination of deeply uninspiring song choices, both secular and religious - Hallelujah followed by When The Saints Go Marching In - and leaden, overdone production just kill the LP.
The results are gospel, for sure, but there's no soul.

1 comment:

  1. i disagree totally - the rendition of amazing grace is the best i've heard, ever!


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