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2 stars A kind of beginning

Field Of Vision, released in 1994, was Credo's first release. As pointed out in previous reviews, Credo is a British band that has a very long pre-history. Lead guitarist Tim Birrell and bass player Jim Murdoch have been playing together since as far back as the early 70's! It wasn't, however, until the early 90's that they adopted the name of Credo. The constant core of the band (from this time onwards) seems to be Birrell, Murdoch and singer Marc Colton. On the present album they are filled out by drummer Paul Clarke and keyboarder Mik Stovold. There are three Credo studio albums to date and there seems to be widespread agreement on the improvements of each over the previous one. This first attempt shows some promise but it is clearly an immature effort. The production is weak and the band had yet to find their own identity and style. While some of the songs are good for sure, the end result is rather amateurish.

My first acquaintance with some of these songs was on the recent live DVD This Is What We Do on which several songs from this album are featured. On the DVD, several of these songs were performed as part of a medley, which was probably the wisest thing to do as they have some good parts, but do not stand up all that well as stand-alone pieces. If you want to get to know Credo, the latest studio album Against Reason and the live DVD This Is What We Do is all you need. You have to have a very special interest (to know the band members personally, maybe) in order to find this debut album essential.

Strictly for fans and collectors this one

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |


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