I Will Follow

© 2001/2005 That Fatal Kiss Music

David Cooper’s solo album was released in September 2001 to generally favourable reviews, and included 8 songs written by David, 2 co-written with youth worker Andy Gray, and one by Leeds based Church Leader Toby White. The re-packaged Special Edition features all 11 of the original tracks plus two early demos of tracks later recorded by theREIGN, and two live tracks recorded at the 2002 European Mission Congress in Zuidlaren, The Netherlands.
Catalogue Numbers:
TFK001CD (Original) TFK004CD (Special Edition)

01. Glorious
02. Behind & Before
03. Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer
04. God Behind Me (part one)
05. Holy Spirit Fall On Me
06. Come Spirit Come
07. Awesome God
08. Now & Forever
09. I Sought You Lord
10. God Behind Me (part two)
11. I Will Follow
12. Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer (live)
13. We Will Follow (live)
14. I Love The Rain (demo)
15. House Of Worship (demo)

Tracks 1-11
David Cooper – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Kathryn Cooper – Vocals
Phil Gray – Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Helen Webber – Violin
MIDI & Drum Programming – Dave Keegan & David Cooper
Tracks 12 & 13
The Mission Congress Band
Tracks 14 & 15
David Cooper – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Kathryn Cooper – Vocals

Tracks 1-11 Produced by Dave Keegan & David Cooper
Tracks 12-13 Produced by TEMA Mission
Tracks 14-15 Produced by David Cooper
Photographs by Mark Kensett
Artwork Design by Mark Kensett & David Cooper

For his debut release, David Cooper has recorded at Hull’s Eastside Studio. If I’m quite honest, and I always try to be, his style is akin to a tuneful Bob Dylan (apologies to his fans) with a tinge of Steeleye Span when he is joined by a female vocalist. Songs range from the simple repetitive praise of “Glorious” and “Now & Forever”, to the beautiful rendition of “Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer” and the closing title track, “I Will Follow”. This song, inparticular, raises God on high and proclaims Him as Lord. Alongside the acoustic guitar playing of David, there’s also some excellent violin playing which is exceptionally good on “Come Spirit Come”. As a debut, David can be well satisfied with the result. It’s a testing of the water to see what feedback he gets and, from me, I feel that he’s got a solid foundation to build on for the future. 7/10.
Geoff Howlett, Never For Nothing, January 2002


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