Isla Grant - Faith, Love And Hope: 12 Original Songs Of Inspiration

Published Saturday 16th December 2006
Isla Grant - Faith, Love And Hope: 12 Original Songs Of Inspiration
Isla Grant - Faith, Love And Hope: 12 Original Songs Of Inspiration

STYLE: Country
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21031-11785
LABEL: Rosette ROSCD2069

Reviewed by Hannah Seaman

This popular Scottish singer has released this as a follow up to last year's 'When The Day Is Done'. This is Isla's first inspiraitonal album with the singer/songwriter penning all the songs herself. However I felt that many of Isla's lyrics lack substance and verge on the sentimental. Isla has previously been described as the female equivalent of Daniel O'Donnell and this is very evident in the country feel that runs throughout the album. Soothing melodies made the album easy to listen to and there is a well balanced mix of up-beat and slower tempo songs. Unfortunately at times the songs seemed to merge into one another and therefore were not particularly memorable. Yet "The Day That Christ Was Born" featuring the Berrill School Choir ended the 13-track album well and "Will You Walk With Me" made interesting use of the backing band. Overall this was a well produced album that caters for a specific audience but some will find it overly sweet and sugary.

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Reader Comments

Posted by tommy mulholland in derry @ 15:50 on Aug 14 2009

if only we had Isla over here 20 years ago our communities would have been united then well worth the wait though

Posted by Heather Macdonald in Invercargill New Zealand @ 02:27 on Apr 21 2007

The Invercargill concert was absolutely awesome. Introduced friends to Isla's music and they have already bought two cds. Thanks Isla for'giving us so much pleasure and enjoyment both at the concert and through your cds.

Posted by Geoff Morrissey in Queensland Australia @ 03:53 on Apr 4 2007

I think Isla is just Great and would love for her to do another Gospel Cd. I allready have my tickets to see Isla in Toowoomba next month as I wouldn't miss it Take care as I care Geoff

Posted by Bill in Banff Scotland @ 14:22 on Jan 14 2007

I bought all Isla,s cd on Sat. afternoon no one told me about her , just saw them and as i usually do buy them off spec , and boy did I hit the jackpot this time , I partly agree with Hannah but Daniel sings other peoples songs, HEY this girl deserves a national break,so come on Lorraine Kelly, let the nation hear her.

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