Faith, Love, and Life: A collection of Poems and Songs by Stanley E. Alston and his
CD tile Faith: Reviewed by: Bennet Pomerantz, AUDIOWORLD
When you hear a declaration of faith, no matter what religious order is it from, you should hear the message. Having read Stanley E. Alston's book of poetry Faith, Love and Life, I was impressed with his crisp awe inspiriting words. His poetic voice is rooted in a strong Christian ethic and it works.
When I received his CD Faith (one cd, 50 Minutes, poetry and musical selections, Self Published), I was unsure the cd could match the power of the book's text. Well, this leap of faith is no leap at all. A few of the poems are translated into song lyrics so easy. I would have enjoyed the words more spoken for more impact. In its current format, the gospel like sound of Alston's words blended with music by Michael Westbrook makes for an enigmatic mix inspirational. With Westbrook's music that stirs with power, he should rate a CD for just of his music. His words are words of conviction, which should make many in the masses, take notice. I did feel shorted. There are only eight poems covered. I would hope on Mr. Alston's next CD (and there should be many more), he has more poetry in this format or more spoken.
Reviewed by Bennet Pomerantz, AUDIOWORLD, May, 2003
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