Gemma McQueen - The Rescue

Wednesday 1st April 1998
Gemma McQueen - The Rescue
Gemma McQueen - The Rescue

STYLE: Pop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4067-5092
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Geoff Howlett

Launching her debut album. Gemma McQueen is donating some of the proceeds to CLAPA. a charity supporting babies born with serious facial deformities. The lady, herself, has received acclaim as a singer/songwriter from such personalities as the late Roy Castle and EMI's Bruce Welch, and was also invited to audition for the role of Cathy in Heathcliffe. Although I have plumped for the style of soft pop overall, there's more than a hint of Celtic roots running throughout 'The Rescue'. Some tracks, including the opening "Nothing", are both wistful and powerful in a Kate Bush sort of way, but Gemma's individuality shines in it's own right. The anthem "I Will Stay" tells of a child-like love for the Father and ministers right to the heart. Pounding drums and dynamic use of fiddles accompany her passionate Vocals on the title track, before the gentle "Can It Be True". Here. Gemma sings softly over sparse string pads and exquisite guitar work. The honest theme of her own relationship with God, together with the quality of the finished product, make this album very special. If it was a painting, it would be hung in the Louvre. 'The Rescue' is a work of art.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Nothing [Listen]
2. Fathomless [Listen]
3. I Will Stay [Listen]
4. The Rescue [Listen]
5. Can It Be True [Listen]
6. King Of My Heart [Listen]
7. The Inside [Listen]
8. Light Calling [Listen]
9. Only You [Listen]
10. Heaven [Listen]

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