Album Review - War Child - 'Hope' - (London Records)
A worthy concept this, the proceedings going to the real victims of the campaign fought in our name. The Mirror is the main sponsor and as such, the content is profoundly anti-war. I never thought I would have any feelings of respect for Piers Morgan, but his and his papers highly risky stand against that immoral conflict in the face of jingoistic jibes from The Sun has imbued me with much. Bush and Blair truly have reaped the whirlwind.
But noble sentiments do not good records make as any trip down the memory lane of charidee recordings well illustrates. Does this fall into the same trap? Unfortunately it does, yes, how could any album featuring the orange peril George Michael do otherwise - but more on him later. What is that noise you ask? It's knives sharpening.