Beki Hemingway - Words For Loss For Words

Published Thursday 15th December 2005
Beki Hemingway - Words For Loss For Words
Beki Hemingway - Words For Loss For Words

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12521-1736
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

This gem from 2002 has taken a goodly while to make it to the Cross Rhythms spotlight but it's well worth the journey. American singer/songwriter Beki has one of those voices with the rare ability to live the lines she sings, so one moment she sounds battered and bruised, the next suffused with a transcendent hope. Lyrics explore such topics as the enigma of the Christian life ("Good Again" - "It will all work out somehow/All the pieces they do fit/Even if we don't see how"), allowing God to go deeper ("To Spare You") and enigmatic images of a hope of Saturday night escape ("Saturday"). Throughout production, be it the grunge-tinged rock of "Hope Is All I Have" or the haunting ambient-come-country sound of the closer "Floating Away" (which ends with a fragment of Horatio Spafford's timeless "Peace Like A River") is superb. Beki is a huge talent. Some record company somewhere needs to show this undeniable fact to CD consumers.

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