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Overdressed by Caedmon's Call

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: Roots/Acoustic, CD, Album
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Multi-million selling American acoustic-pop group return with eighth major label studio release.

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  1. 1. Trouble
  2. 2. Need Your Love
  3. 3. Sacred
  4. 4. Expectations
  5. 5. There Is A Reason
  6. 6. Share In The Blame
  7. 7. Hold The Light
  8. 8. Two Weeks In Africa
  9. 9. Love Grows Love
  10. 10. All Across The Western World
  11. 11. Always Been There
  12. 12. Start Again
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7/10

Reviewed by Trevor Raggatt

One can't help but feel that the fig-leaf which adorns the cover of Caedmon's Call's latest offering is slightly appropriate. It's a fine collection of songs, sure enough, but the album left me with a vague hint of emperor's new clothes. All the way through I longed for it to be just that little bit better than it is. Certainly it sounds gorgeous and this is its saving grace; the organic, acoustic textures are a positive treat for the ears. So it's not to say that 'Overdressed' is a bad album; it isn't, but some of the writing isn't as polished as the production. With its smoky vocals, Hammond, Rhodes, loose rhythm and title "Trouble", the opening track had me wondering if I'd popped a Ray Lamontagne disc into the stereo by accident - rather, it marks the welcome return of Derek Webb to the Caedmon's Call fold. The following tracks, "Need Your Love" and "Sacred", are equally strong and more in the band's classic acoustic mode. "Sacred" features Danielle Young's beautiful lead vocals which come over with an Indigo Girls sheen. Her other lead vocal "Love Grows Love", has a similar Indigo-lite feel. Where the songwriting becomes more clumsy is when the band look to get a particular "message" across. The lack of subtlety in the lyrics of "Two Weeks In Africa" is only saved by its sheer catchiness. This is thrown into sharper contrast by two tracks penned by rising country singer, Sandra McCracken - "Share The Blame" and "Across The Western World"; both address hard issues in a thoughtful, non-didactic manner. Overall, 'Overdressed' is likely to go down a storm with established fans, but perhaps fails to reach its full potential because of a little "C+, could try harder" lyric writing.

Style: Roots/Acoustic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 31326
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Fair Trade Services 000768424421
Items: 1
Release Date: 01 Sep 2007

Multi-million selling American acoustic-pop group return with eighth major label studio release.

Folk-rock group Caedmonís Call have won numerous awards for unparalleled musicianship and has focused their 13-year ministry by being true to their name and following Godís call Ė especially to global causes.
They are back with their inaugural album for INO Records, which features the classic original Caedmonís Call line-up, including Derek Webb.
This project builds on what makes Caedmonís great Ė their eclectic performance style coupled with lyrics that are more mature and refl ective of the bands growth over the years.

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The first "best of" collection from influential and eclectic US folk pop ensemble Caedmon's Call.

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