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Design For Life by Steve Lowndes

Cross Rhythms Rating: 2/10
CD: Album
Tags: Pop, CD, Album, Independent
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days
Songs of testimony about God's touch in our lives from a Lincolnshire-based singer/songwriter.

Condition: Used - Very Good

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  1. 1. Something Different
  2. 2. Praise You Lord
  3. 3. A Sacrifice Of Praise
  4. 4. Pass Over Me
  5. 5. Design For Life
  6. 6. Gethsemane
  7. 7. Emmaus
  8. 8. Arm Of Love
  9. 9. I Believe In Love
  10. 10. Rejoice In The Lord
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Reviewed by Ewan Jones

There is only one problem with this CD - its production. Unfortunately, it's a HUGE problem. It's really sad to say because I think that some of the songs in themselves are fine, and I'm sure that God inspires Skegness, Lincolnshire-based Steve in his honest writing and worship. His explanations of the songs in the inlay helpfully expand their concepts. But the arrangements and recordings are so frustratingly messy that they have no chance to shine. The whole disc is doused in treble - electric guitars are tinny, microphones pop and vocals (particularly harmonies) are often out of tune. Instruments clash and have been laid over out of time, while the midi drum kit is a distraction. Most effective are the acoustic numbers, simply because they're not marred by attempts at complicating the whole process with multi-tracking. Of the 10 tracks "Gethsemane" stands out, but really, Steve needs to polish up these song lyrics, find musicians who can add real depth to his music and most importantly, invest some money in having a competent engineer/producer to guide him.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 18103
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2006

Songs of testimony about God's touch in our lives from a Lincolnshire-based singer/songwriter.

Posted by James in Chicago at 21:58 on Sep 17 2006

I saw Steve Lowndes in concert while he was in the Chicago area this past May, 2006. I was amazed by his talent and song writing skills. And was moved beyond words!

As for Design for Life, I have a copy and have been enjoying it over the past summer. I have tons of cd's, and it seems to have landed in my top 5 despite Ewan's review.

To me, Ewan's review was insensitive and a bit harsh. But that my personal opinion... whatever it's worth.

Loyal Steve Lowndes fan,


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