Sara Groves - Invisible Empires Bonus Track Edition

Published Tuesday 5th January 2016
Sara Groves - Invisible Empires Bonus Track Edition
Sara Groves - Invisible Empires Bonus Track Edition

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 159369-23525
LABEL: Fair Trade Services

Reviewed by Stephen Luff

'Invisible Empires' was Sarah's 10th studio album and was reviewed by Cross Rhythms back in 2011. The album presented the singer in fine form, both in vocal style (comparisons with Cindy Morgan can be made) and her immense songwriting talent, demonstrated in the beautiful opener "Miracle", urging us to "lay down our arms" and the engaging "Eyes On The Prize" with its black gospel start. This new edition includes two bonus tracks taken from the new album 'Floodplain' (one is a remix). "I've Been Here Before" is an honest song reflecting on human failings but the "hand of grace reaches down to me." The remix here of the 'Floodplain' title track is a very atmospheric rendition (unlike the original piano-based version), which would sit happily on Emmylou Harris' 'Wrecking Ball' album! Although its aim appears on the surface, to promote the new album with its additional tracks, the package demonstrates what an immense talent Sarah is.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Miracle [Listen]
2. Obsolete [Listen]
3. I'll Wait [Listen]
4. Scientists In Japan [Listen]
5. Open My Hands [Listen]
6. Precious Again [Listen]
7. Eyes On The Prize [Listen]
8. Without Love [Listen]
9. Right Now [Listen]
10. Mystery [Listen]
11. Finite [Listen]
12. Iíve Been Here Before (Bonus Track From Floodplain) [Listen]
13. Floodplain (Bonus Remix) [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

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