CrossRhythms, online, 2003
author: Mike Rimmer (UK)
»» Paul Colman Trio
The Paul Colman Trio return to American studios to cut their second
label recording and deliver an album that tops 'New Map Of The World'.
To these ears it sounds as though Paul's songwriting is even more pointed
this time around. Lyrically, there is plenty of meat with "Solution".
"Live It" challenges the listeners to get off their behinds
and make a difference. Elsewhere "Into Your Arms" feels like
the closest thing that Paul has come to writing a worship song! His
open, honest, confessional style of writing is always compelling so
"Your Man" is a prayer expressing a desire to follow God and
"Save My Soul" is just brilliant. Colman deserves to establish
himself as a major songwriter but it seems as though the Yanks are a
little slow to catch on to this trios charms. Shame really since
this album is superb pop rock built on a solid rhythm section, great
melodies and perfect harmonies. Musically and lyrically strong, definitely
one of the best releases of the year.
reviewer's rating: 10/10 ["indispensable"]
--Mike Rimmer ««