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Blueprints by Chris D'Alfonso

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Pop, CD, Album, Independent, Recommended, Top Rated
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Sunny guitar-pop from a Maltese songsmith.

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  1. 1. Blueprints
  2. 2. The Core
  3. 3. Shine
  4. 4. Broken
  5. 5. Saviour
  6. 6. Everything
  7. 7. Niow What-
  8. 8. When I Look
  9. 9. Caught Up In Love
  10. 10. Forgiven
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8/10

Reviewed by Dave Griffiths

Chris D'Alfonso is becoming an increasingly recognised singer/songwriter in his native Malta, picking up radio airplay for the first two songs on this, his debut full album. The title track sets the pace for the whole CD with a stately authority that is beyond his years. "The Core", which follows, pushes the pace forward with pleasing crunch in the guitar work. Things get even better with the third track "Shine". The production is very tight, courtesy of Boris Cezek, who also plays many of the instruments on the record. Okay, so there are many singer/songwriters out there with good melodies and a sound ministry in worship songs, but D'Alfonso has something else. Although the lyrics are sometimes a little too simple, he has the ability to convey a simplicity and humility that stands out. Wistful in parts ("Broken", "When I Look", "Caught Up In Love"), rocking in others ("Saviour", "The Core", "Forgiven") and just a dash of introspection ("Now What?"). D'Alfonso has a good and distinctive vocal and with well thought-through song arrangements and quality production has made one of the most listenable releases this last year.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 18084
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2005

Sunny guitar-pop from a Maltese songsmith.

Posted by n8in energyfm in Malta at 21:48 on Apr 26 2006

Blueprints hit the airwaves here in malta with a big bang! its a good track everyone will like..


Posted by Cecil McCarthy in ST'Julians, Malta at 21:55 on Apr 26 2006

Good Job & grate work Chris...

Keep it up...


Posted by Alan Scerri in Malta at 22:16 on Apr 26 2006

I found this Cd to be really gr8, sounds gr8 in the car and especially wen ur alone and you can reflect on the spiritual message behind each song. Good job Chris!!!


Posted by Daniel Chetcuti in Mosta, Malta at 23:07 on Apr 26 2006

Great Album with superb conent. You can literally sit back and listen to the songs all day long. Some songs are real deep, and the tunes are great. Keep it up Chris!


Posted by Hilary Spiteri in Malta at 07:04 on Apr 27 2006

Hi Chris,
well done. I am very happy for your prodeceedings. I wish you the very best.

Peace.
Hilary


Posted by Cleaven Delia in Malta at 07:32 on Apr 27 2006

Great Album ! I love it!


Posted by Daniel in Malta at 14:28 on Apr 27 2006

hi man gr8 cd and keep it up
god bless you
Daniel


Posted by Joseph Maggi in St. Venera at 16:08 on Apr 27 2006

Honest lyrics. It shows throughout the cd that Chris knows what he is talking about. The music is quite original and catchy... a brilliant Job.




Posted by Ben VB at 22:33 on Apr 27 2006

Great stuff. Buy it!


Posted by MIG in Malta at 13:37 on Apr 28 2006

Great music to warm any hearth, lyrics that cut deep and sounds that just keep you wanting more


Posted by benjamin flores in mosta malta at 08:08 on Apr 29 2006

An album which banged everyones ears with modern songs with a spiritual message. Songs which help reflect but also music which you can enjoy everywere!!


Posted by Jeffrey Magro in Malta at 10:56 on Apr 29 2006

I just can't get bored listening to the album. Not only Blueprints (which is top of the list in my mp3 player and my regular morning prayer), but also the other tracks. Broken is one of my favourites. "Broken now to make me whole" being my favourite phrase, reminds me that indeed, Jesus did that to save us! The music you have written inspires us every day.


Posted by Alan Scerri in Malta at 10:59 on Apr 29 2006

I found this Cd to be really gr8, sounds gr8 in the car and especially wen ur alone and you can reflect on the spiritual message behind each song. Good job Chris!!!



Posted by Matthew Urpani in Malta at 11:01 on Apr 29 2006

A collection of songs that'll bring you into God's presence wherever you are, both musically and spiritually great, you'll wake up singing for months!


Posted by Keith Borg in Malta at 11:02 on Apr 29 2006

Music from the Heart. Fresh and vibrant; music coming truly from the heart. The tunes are encouraging on a rainy day and at the same time thankful for a sunny one. Keep it up!!



Posted by Rob Willington in UK at 11:06 on Apr 29 2006

At once both inspiring and catchy. With melodic rock at its heart, Blueprints is impressively dynamic. Opening with driving numbers Blueprints and The Core, it softens to hartfelt lyrics and melodies in Shine and Broken. The best songs, for me, are Now What? with a perfect balance between deeply brooding verses and triumphantly crashing chorus, and the simply and completely uplifting When I Look. Even those who have previously shied away from music with a religious theme should shelve their preconceptions for a moment and give Blueprints a listen.


Posted by Angela Lombardi in Malta at 12:26 on Apr 29 2006

Great cd that can be played everyday, with songs for days when you're filled with energy and songs that are very deep and help you to reflect. Well done, when something is done from the heart it always shows!


Posted by Lilly in Malta at 14:24 on Apr 30 2006

i LOVE this album!! the songs are really well written and modern and show they have meaning and emotion in them! how can they not be popular? they're stunning!!


Posted by illy in swieqi at 21:10 on May 2 2006

this cd is great, ive had it since it came out and i cant stop listening to it. chris you've done a gr8 job keep up the good work!!


Posted by Joseph Casapinta in Malta at 21:32 on May 2 2006

A fantastic CD. An Album that should be part of everyone's music collection. A CD for every occassion and mood. Uplifting!!!


Posted by Melanie Foden at 23:49 on Aug 4 2006

Written from the heart to reach another. Great work as always. :)















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