Review Xtra – First Call : Second Birth

first-call-second-birthFIRST CALL : Second Birth. (Elevate Entertainment : B01GUA9AQ8)

I’ve always been a fan of the tight harmonies of vocal group First call so I was delighted to be asked to review this, their reunion album aptly titled Second Birth. The opening track O Sifuni Mungu is a re worked version of a popular song from one of their 80’s albums. It has the tight harmonies you would expect from this vocally gifted group. However there was nothing fresh about this version. There are covers of popular worship songs like Mighty to Save and In Christ Alone as well as an interesting version of the old spiritual Wade in the Water. This was the stand out track for me. I can’t fault the vocals etc but this album felt a bit stale. I would have liked to hear some original songs rather than covers and a fresher, more modern sound. I had great expectations for this album which sad to say weren’t filled and I was somewhat disappointed. 3/10 Angie Lendon.

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