Gareth Hides - Counting Sheep British Product Audio Samples Available

Counting Sheep by Gareth Hides

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
Tags: CD, Pop, EP, Independent
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West Midlands Youth Pastor releases a four-track EP.

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  1. 2. Bread And Stones
  2. 3. Treasure Found
  3. 4. Sift Me Like Wheat
  4. 5. Where Were You-
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Reviewed by Sarah Richards

With its dramatic, ethereal opening, this EP from a West Midlands Youth Pastor looks promising from the off. As the intro merges into the first track, "Bread & Stones" - based partly on Psalm 23, we are not disappointed. Both catchy and melodic, this is a perfect opener as its rock based sound helps ensure that the offering sticks with the listener hours after listening. "Sift Me Like Wheat" replicates the sound and style of "Bread & Stones", but the real highlight is the wonderful vocal interplay between Hides and his backing vocalist who, incidentally, happens to be his wife, Sarah. You could well imagine this song being used in a worship service as its structure and wording would lend itself nicely to that particular context. "Where Were You" is, perhaps, the least memorable of all the tracks musically. Saying that, its lyrics are the most powerful and moving of them all, as it asks some of the bigger questions relating to the problems of human suffering. All in all I found this to be an impressive debut.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 120012
Product Format: CD
Content Type: EP
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2011

West Midlands Youth Pastor releases a four-track EP.

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