STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 5422-5246 LABEL: Word 7016995615 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £14.29
Reviewed by Phillipa Way
Meet Myrrh Records' latest prodigy - 16 year old Jaci Velasquez. Her exquisite voice belies her age. She delivers the good with maturity and confidence. Although she has yet to break into the UK market, she's no stranger to performing. She appeared on the recent 4Him tour and sang at the White House as a child! 'Heavenly Place' isn't her first recording. She's made independent albums with her family's ministry. A veteran at 16! The songs are uplifting, boppy and intimate. "Un Lugar Celestial" is the Spanish spice in the pot, reflecting Jaci's Hispanic roots. There are two tracks which I love more than the others and couldn't work out why - until I looked and found out they were penned by Chris Eaton! "Flower In The Rain" is a beautiful prayer asking God to use me, even if I get broken and hurt. In "Thief Of Always" I am exhorted to "live every moment as though it was your last". Wise words. This is an impressive album, full of passion, poetry and a touch of reality. Highly recommended.
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