John Featherstone - Passage Audio Samples Available

Passage by John Featherstone

Cross Rhythms Rating: 6/10
CD: Album
Tags: Choral, CD, Album, Independent
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A French language work from the British-born, France-based singer/songwriter.

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  1. 1. Jusqu'à Ce Soir
  2. 2. Au Commencement
  3. 3. Deus Absconditus
  4. 4. Chercher, Trouver
  5. 5. Moi, Ça Va
  6. 6. Du Haut Du Ciel
  7. 7. Monologue
  8. 8. Un Seul
  9. 9. Non!
  10. 10. Saint
  11. 11. La Porte Fermée
  12. 12. Ce Fils
  13. 13. La Croix, Pourquoi-
  14. 14. Il Est Notre Paix
  15. 15. Juste Pour Voir
  16. 16. Voyez
  17. 17. Retour À La Case Départ
  18. 18. Tout Le Jour
  19. 19. La Porte Fermée (Reprise)
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Reviewed by Ewan Jones

John is a British-born, France-based singer/songwriter who slowly but surely down the years has built up a considerable following in his adopted homeland. 'Passage' was written as a show conceived for piano, guitar and a vocal quartet. It's also sung in French. At its heart of this concept album is a desire to encourage debate; to hear the valid claims and questions of the sceptic and to provide answers directly from Scripture. In the liner notes Featherstone quotes Spurgeon's claim "Scripture is like a lion. Who ever heard of defending a lion? Just turn it loose; it will defend itself". Using passages from Genesis to Romans to Revelation via the words of Jesus in the Gospels, this is a clearly thought out and professionally presented piece of work. At 70 minutes 'Passage' stretches the patience and some production choices are made that do not lead to a comfortable listening experience. Featherstone's seven string guitar playing is fantastic and beautifully captured, and the same goes for Dave Leaonard's piano. But other elements sound stilted and, dare I say it, cheesy. For the average listener who will never have seen 'Passage' performed live (surely the medium which might see the work truly brought to life) this album is likely to remain a mere curio.

Style: Choral
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 87533
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2009

A French language work from the British-born, France-based singer/songwriter.

John Featherstone - CredoJohn Featherstone - Credo
Choral CD Audio Samples Available

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An adventurous interweaving of classical and contemporary choral sounds from a British musician based in France.

John Featherstone - Resonance: 7-String GuitarJohn Featherstone - Resonance: 7-String Guitar
Ambient/Meditational CD Audio Samples Available

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A largely instrumental work showcasing the seven string guitar of Paris-based Brit.

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