Christine Glass - Love And Poverty

Friday 1st October 1999
Christine Glass - Love And Poverty
Christine Glass - Love And Poverty

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Rustproof RRD7012
RRP: £0.18

Reviewed by Alex Figgis

Her debut album attracted critical acclaim if not big sales and now Christine Glass remerges onto the music scene with her second album. Produced by Steve Hindalong, (The Choir) and Common Children's Marc Byrd, 'Love And Poverty' is a rather sombre affair. Featuring a host of fine musicians that include Hindalong, Byrd, Derri Daugherty (The Choir) and Tom Howard, the level of musicianship is high throughout. Stand out tracks have to be the compelling musical dynamics of 'And Love', 'Waterfall' with it's laid back roots rock vibe; and the up tempo mood and tone of 'Rise Up'. Sadly, however, whilst evidently well produced, many of these compositions sound very much like The Choir. As a result, I cannot help but feel that Christine Glass' full potential has not been realised. Overall 'Love..." os okay though it lacks the pristine sparkle that made her debut so compelling.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. The Way You're Calling [Listen]
2. Poverty [Listen]
3. Rise Up [Listen]
4. And Love [Listen]
5. Way Down [Listen]
6. Waterfall [Listen]
7. Breath Of Life [Listen]
8. Machine [Listen]
9. Mysterious [Listen]
10. Over Me [Listen]
11. Brave Night [Listen]
12. Many Waters [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Mandy Hui in Hong Kong @ 15:03 on Feb 11 2008

I recently watched some local TV dramas series where used "My love will get you home". The song is so touching and warming to my heart. The song is so meaningful that is spirtutal to my life and thinkings.

This song is the one I will recommend to my friends.

Btw, are u still singing Christian songs now?

Posted by Jay See Double You in Des Moines, Iowa @ 01:18 on Feb 7 2008

I haven't had a chance to hear this album, but I listened to the first album like crazy back in the day, and just rediscovered it. In fact, I am listening to it now.

Guess she's also in a band called Glassbyrd. I'll have to check that out too.

From the reviews it sounds like she went a different direction on this album than she did on the last one, but if the quality is as good, it'd be a worthwhile album.

I'll have to see if I can dig this one up.

God Bless!

Posted by francis c in hk @ 11:23 on Dec 8 2007

I love Christine Glass she sang very

Posted by DruculaC in China @ 15:54 on Jul 4 2007

Oh, there is so little info about Christine Glass.

And we chinese people like her songs.

Her songs are sweet, make me comfortable

Posted by eric lu in china gz @ 15:39 on Jun 1 2007

I like Christine Glass's songs,....regret no buy album in china .......

Posted by Chun in Hong Kong @ 17:31 on May 30 2007

I love Christine Glass's songs...
Sang from her heart, and down to my heart! =]

Posted by Joan in China @ 17:28 on May 26 2007

Like Christine Glass's songs.

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