Laura Story - Great God Who Saves

Published Friday 4th April 2008
Laura Story - Great God Who Saves
Laura Story - Great God Who Saves

STYLE: Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 44762-13803
LABEL: Fair Trade Services 000768424322
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2008-04-11
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Martin I Smith

This South Carolina-born singer/songwriter has created a mature and creatively rich record that proudly launches her onto the major label scene now that her "Indescribable" composition is acknowledged worldwide as a classic worship song. Her knack for playful melodies and tasteful hooks remains very much present throughout the record. Straight away, "Bless The Lord" displays Laura's vocal prowess and skill for creating instrumentation that upholds her pop accessibility while demonstrating a style more intricate than her peers, hinting at influences of folk and bluegrass. As a compliment, the major label resources have captured and crafted every tone beautifully and thoughtfully into the mix. The production reaches especially luscious levels with the percussion; "Immortal, Invisible" and "There Is Nothing" are driven by drum lines that bounce and bob gently through the gaps in melody, so clearly audible and so whole-sounding you'll swear you're listening to something physically tangible. The record, punctuated by the occasional ballad and at times upping the pace with foot-tap inducing pop songs, is balanced in its delivery, and, while it leans primarily on Laura's haunting vocals and emotive lyrics, manages to create a listening experience far more rounded and fully realised than your average singer/songwriter release.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Bless The Lord [Listen]
2. Immortal, Invisible [Listen]
3. Mighty To Save [Listen]
4. Indescribable [Listen]
5. Great God Who Saves [Listen]
6. There Is Nothing [Listen]
7. Make Something Beautiful [Listen]
8. Grace [Listen]
9. Think Of You [Listen]
10. Perfect Peace [Listen]

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Product Description
From the songwriter who penned Chris Tomlin’s worship hit Indescribable comes an entire collection of songs every bit as unforgettable… forged in an even deeper understanding of God’s sovereignty.

Great God Who Saves declares Laura’s triedby-fire confi dence in God’s faithfulness in authentic, infectious songs like Mighty To Save, Immortal Invisible God, Great God Who Saves and Bless The Lord. This album is full of melodic, organic worship imbued with the peace and joy that rises up from uncertain times, glimpses of the majestic in the ordinary.

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