Lianna Klassen - The Guest

Published Thursday 26th April 2007
Lianna Klassen - The Guest
Lianna Klassen - The Guest

STYLE: Celtic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23454-12551
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

This is a bit of a departure for the Canadian Celtic-style lady singer/songwriter, because, instead of the format of her earlier releases, which are the usual collection of self-contained songs, this is more of a liturgical exercise and a fusion at times of Latin (that's the Latin language rather than Latino) and Celtic. Many of the tracks segue into each other, so whilst the track listing gives 15 titles, the music is in fact split up into just a few chunks. This is only a problem for me when I'm wearing my radio station music manager's hat, and trying to find something for the play list; in reality, it's designed to be taken as a whole, a complete non-stop listening experience. When listened to in this way, this comes across as gorgeously ambient, free-flowing and well produced, and with Lianna's pipes in their usual excellent form, it's definitely worth investigating.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Laudate Dominum [Listen]
3. Adoramus Te Christe [Listen]
4. God Eternal [Listen]
5. Adoramus Te Christ [Listen]
6. Celtic Blessing [Listen]
7. Veni Sancte Spiritus [Listen]
8. Lord Have Mercy [Listen]
9. Repentance [Listen]
10. I Am [Listen]
11. Alleluia [Listen]
12. Take Your Place [Listen]
13. Alleluia Reprise [Listen]
14. I See His Blood Upon The Rose [Listen]
15. Sleeping Prayer [Listen]

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