3:1 CD Review: Steve Ladd (Steve Ladd)
1. Vocal Performance: Steve Ladd’s voice is more versatile than most. With Gold City, he was able to pull off everything from “When He Blessed My Soul” to “Preach the Word” to “When Jesus Saves.” This enables him to pull off the project’s progressive arrangements.
2. Production Quality: This isn’t a cheap, quickly assembled table project. Care and attention is evident in the song selection and arrangements.
3. “A Love that Wouldn’t Die”: After the first nine songs, Dianne Wilkinson’s name is about the last you would expect to pop up in the credits for the closing tenth track. Yet this quartet song, previously recorded by Integrity/Triumphant Quartet, morphs with with surprising ease into a progressive Southern Gospel song in Ladd’s hands.
:1. One thing I would change: Style: This isn’t the “About the Cross” or the “Preach the Word” Steve Ladd. It’s the “When Jesus Saves” Steve Ladd.
Radio Single Picks: “A Love that Wouldn’t Die.”
Credits: Producer: Paul and Tré Corley and Steve Ladd. • Review copy provided. • Song list: Good to Me; Something Different; My Petition; Ready For the Ride; This is the Day; I’ll Walk On; When Jesus Saves; My Offering; Speechless; A Love That Wouldn’t Die.