1) Gotta Believe It 2) Dont Run Away 3) Better Place 4) Come Home 5) Cry On My Shoulder 6) Whats Missing 7) My Days Are Better 8) Forever 9) Anything But You 10) Just For Me
Record Label Essential Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Release Date Aug 24, 2004
Publisher PROVIDENT #130
ISBN 001229036X EAN 0083061072520 UPC 083061072520
Even though I'm an aging rock n roller, I still find a lot of new Christian groups worth a listen, and will support their efforts by keeping my teenage kids tuned in. Of course, we could always promote the garbage that spews out of the secular world ... after all, it is very original and expressive, but I'll pass on the message of the music, thank you.
When a group like Overflow emerges, they deserve a chance. These guys relate God's love to kids (and old rock n rollers) with simple but important messages, and have a great sound to carry it along. Crank it up and you'll see.
I bought this CD because I take it at face value...it's a good listen. And yep, I'm a Third Day kind of guy so I may be biased. And nope, I'm not being paid by Overflow to promote. I heard some of their music on Christian radio, liked what I heard, my kids liked it, so we bought it. That's how it works folks.
More Worship Than Praise May 3, 2005
Like my title suggests, this CD has a few more worship-style songs than praise hooks, but a very worthy listen regardless! I think "Cry On My Shoulder" should be required listening by anyone that has ever been letdown or disappointed by anything. A great song that really puts this young band on the Christian music map!!
Good Start Feb 16, 2005
This is a good Christian pop rock album. The strength here is the sincerity of the music and a vocalist who can carry this group a long way. Think Goo Goo Dolls with a Christian message and you'll be in the Overflow ballpark. At three stars this is an enjoyable album and gives the band room to grow on.
Short, Simple, and Enjoyable Oct 30, 2004
Overflow's "A Better Place" isn't the most original music you will ever hear. This release probably isn't going to blow you away, but its still pretty decent. The music and lyrics focus on God, but both are simple and to the point, and most of the songs are pretty short. Their style is your standard rock sound, for the most part above average.
Who says everything has to be ground breaking and complex to be enjoyable? There are still kool guitar riffs, pretty piano parts, and strings here and there which are nice. I personally would have liked to of heard a little more of that stuff, especially the piano. Injecting more of the piano player would have given them a more original sound. The sound of a singer's voice is very important to me, and Overflow's vocalist is enjoyable.
The highlights of the cd are Come Home, Cry On My Shoulder, Forever, and Just for Me. For those songs the cd is worth buying. I wouldn't pay 17 bucks for this like alot of Christian distributors charge, but then again I wouldn't pay that much for any cd. I'm interested to see what Overflow do with their talents in the future. A good debut release.
AWESOME!!!!! Sep 5, 2004
That's the best word I can think of to describe it. The guys did a great job with this cd. I love this cd. And, they are not paying me to say that! It would be nice, though, if they would. :p Hee Hee Seriously, they're nice guys. This cd deserves everyone's attention. I've had it since the day it came out, and I'm still not sick of it. (: