The Bottom Line
- A nice mix of pop-flavored tunes, bringing just enough variety to keep it interesting
- May lack the one big tune that pops off the CD
- Style: Acoustic Pop
- 11 original songs
- Release: July 12, 2005 on Rocketown Records
Guide Review - Michael Olson - 'Long Arm of Love'
His solidly Biblical perspective comes across strong in these catchy pop tunes, containing the occasional surprise (the country leanings on the title track and "So Glad".) Wes King is the easiest comparison, especially considering Olson's opening track "I Believe in Jesus," an anthem of faith reminiscent of King's "I Believe." "Waiting For You" is a beautiful paean to waiting for the right love that should be required listening for every teenager. A standout track is the exquisite rendering of "Psalm 23," overflowing with power. Olson wisely closes out his debut with the piano-driven ballad "Man of Sorrows," a moving tribute that is enriched greatly by gentle violin strings. I think his sophomore effort will be the one to watch.