Helen Jayne McKellar - It's Not Too Late

Published Thursday 2nd July 2009
Helen Jayne McKellar - It's Not Too Late
Helen Jayne McKellar - It's Not Too Late

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
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Reviewed by Ian Hayter

Helen Jayne recorded her first album in 1995 and her second in 2001. This is her third, so she certainly doesn't rush into the recording studio - although, to be fair, she has suffered from a debilitating illness which continues to limit her performances to the studio rather than live events. After Helen's second album, her voice was compared with that of Olivia Newton-John, and she does, indeed, have that same clarity of tone, which is well demonstrated on this short six-track album. With some fine backing arrangements behind articulate lyrics, this album expresses praise that has been forged through pain, not least in the moving "I Can't Cry Any More" and "Hard Cruel Day", a song in which deep mourning is tempered with even deeper faith. Helen Jayne's own belief seems to be summed up in her fine version of Romans 8:38, "Nothing Can Separate". All in all, a great set of songs.

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