The following track is SUPERB! "The Clock Is Tickin'" again contains plenty of real instruments and a haunting synth. This has a great mid - late 80s feel and a melody that reminds me of what Leon Ware was doing around that point in time. Cannot recommend this enough, and can also give a big old thumbs up to the superb "I Can't make It Without Your Love" complete with gentle rhodes keyboards and drunken guitar. This is superb, and lyrics aside i cannot stop playing this gem of a song. James covers a few songs too and does a fairly decent job too on Bill Withers' "Lovely Day" and R Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", but it's on the original songs that I lay my money..."Stop Frettin'" really is a corker and the smooth vocals and synths come together perfectly. What James Bowman also does on here, rather than just expose his faith is to tell the story of his humble background and how he worked hard and made himself the life he wanted. This is a positive message no matter which deity you make your preference and good news stories are always welcome in my world. I recommend this set and suggest you visit the gentleman's site and check out the aforementioned songs.
The Vibe Scribe