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Seeds' first album was a
low-key acoustic exercise with mostly female vocals, and moved between
Their sophomore album is
more acoustic guitar based tunes, but with more upbeat, confident songs
Seeds' songs are plagued
by some generic Christian phrasing, but that should work in favor of their
Josh Spencer 06/17/2000
Bright, multi-colored, all happy and earnest expressions on the faces evoke memories of some of the first Jesus rock albums from the late 60's, but this is no exercise in nostalgia. The members of Seeds spend as many words in their promotional material explaining their day jobs contributing to a successful 25-year-old Christian community as they do their music. These are Jesus people playing Jesus music!
On Parables, Prayers, and Songs, Seeds has lost some of the rough alternative edges making for smoother listening. The first album sounded like it was recorded in one of their dormitory hallways but this time it sounds like a high quality studio production that would fit comfortably in your CD player with the best Nashville has to offer. The harmonies, instrumentation and lyrics reach levels commercial Christian music can only dream of. There is "Shalom" with its impressive, close, light harmonies. Then there is the one authentic tie to the original Jesus music--a cover of "Blue Water" written by their neighbor Glenn Kaiser for Resurrection Band. The many solo ballads slow down the pace of this CD, but every member of this large group is very talented and worthy of a feature or two.
Linda LaFianza 07/11/2000