Tony Cornish - First Heart British Product Audio Samples Available

First Heart by Tony Cornish

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Roots/Acoustic, CD, Album, Independent, Recommended, Top Rated
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Condition: Used - Very Good

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7 copies available
  1. 1. The First Heart To Break
  2. 2. From Father To His Son
  3. 3. Pick Me Up
  4. 4. Omega
  5. 5. Upside Down
  6. 6. Moving On
  7. 7. Windy Side Of Your Welcome Mat
  8. 8. Call On Me
  9. 9. Heaven's In A Word
  10. 10. Remember Lazarus-
  11. 11. I Will Worship You
  12. 12. Oceans Of Forgiveness
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Reviewed by Philip Child

The first recording to come out of new independent company, Broken Records, First Heart was produced on a minuscule budget, yet doesn't suffer for it. For the most part at least, Tony et al (he is backed by an obviously talented band on 10 of the 12 songs) adopts a position not a million miles away from the likes of Phil And John. With a distinctive, soothing voice, Tony tackles a variety of subjects, covering the crucified Christ ("Omega"), simple worship ("I Will Worship You"), poetic contemplation ("Windy Side Of Your Welcome Mat") and the relationship of God with a suffering world ("The First Heart To Break"). While Tony plays acoustic guitar imaginatively, there are also highlights from other musical styles. "From A Father To His Son" is vaguely reminiscent of The The, with its slightly distorted vocal and upbeat tempo. But the track that I find myself singing is "Upside Down". Sounding a little like Eden Burning's "Big Regret", yet not at all derivative, this song contains the best lyrical hook I've heard in a long time: "Feel the car skidding out of control" coupled with "Ain't no crash but a victory roll." Marvellous. All in all, a great debut!

Style: Roots/Acoustic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 11959
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Release Date: 1998
Posted by Hannah in Wrexham at 23:26 on Jan 6 2007

An amazing album, Tony really knows how to write and play. Chilled and inspiring, a real credit!

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