Rock group PFR has reunited and signed with Steve
Taylor’s Squint Entertainment. The band has just
released its’ first album in four years called,Dissappear. All three original members are back
together. Patrick Andrew: bass, vocals; Mark Nash:
drums; and Joel Hanson:vocals, guitar.
The band had originally split in 1997 and released a
best-of compilation, THE LATE GREAT PFR, which
included the radio hit “Forever”. PFR temporarily
reunited last year to record the song “Kingdom Come”
for the ROARING LAMBS project. This song became a top
ten hit on the Christian AC chart.
Dissappear, marks a solid return to the bands signature
pop/rock sound, Beatlesque vocal harmonies and pop
hooks. The opening track “Amsterdam” relates walking
in Amsterdam, to renewing one’s Spirit.
Other highlights include the gentle sounding melody of
“All Ready”, and the harder rocking tracks, “Gone” and
“Me”, which are very pleasing.
The first single, “Missing Love” is gaining airplay as
I write this.
The band has taken a simpler approach to writing these
days. Six of the albums ten tracks have one word
titles. None of the songs are overtly Christian in
theme. On a purely subjective note, none of the songs
on Dissappear match the profound punch, creativity and
passion of their earlier works on songs such as “The
Grace Of God”, “That Kind of Love”, and “Anything”
This album will certainly please any PFR fan. For
first time PFR listeners, I would suggest checking out
some of the bands’ earlier recordings as well.
PFR has embarked on a promotional tour and will appear
at a free “brown bag” lunch concert Monday, July 9, at
the new, free-standing Chick-Fil-A on Mallory Lane in
Cool Springs, TN from noon to 1pm. Look for a full
tour this fall! For more info, check out
Kurtis Kegley is a free-lance writer who writes music reviews and concert reviews for Christian Activities.
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