ADAM FAITH I Survive
...lovingly crafted tribute to the late musician who passed away in 2003...a
relatively low keyed and introspective sounding album...Deep Purple's Ritchie
Blackmore delivers a scorching, extended intro on the rocking title
track...Faith also called in a Beatle...
Blackmore's blistering guitar work is very much at odds with the rest of the
material...a fascinating session for Blackmore fans to add to their collection,
if they missed this first time around.
...fits snugly into the period's penchant for introspective balladeering, it was
also blessed with a lush pop sensibility...
Drafting in old friends such as Paul and Linda McCartney, Ritchie Blackmore and
Russ Ballard- Faith and long time friend David Courtney wrote and produced an
album that mixes easy going ballads ('I Believe In Love', 'Never Say Goodbye' or
'Maybe') with theatrical songs like 'Foreign Lady' and 'Goodbye'- the latter
having an almost old style Music Hall feel to it.
is competent stuff and if your thing is well crafted songs and you still have a
soft spot for Adam Faith it'll hit the spot for completists.
album of dexterously arranged pop-rock tunes soaked with the bittersweet taste
...fine tracks such as 'Star Song', 'I Believe In Love' and 'I Survived', the
latter boasting a guest appearance from guitarist Ritchie Blackmore