Jayne Lewis - The Ordinary Things

Published Friday 14th October 2011
Jayne Lewis - The Ordinary Things
Jayne Lewis - The Ordinary Things

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 119891-18561
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Helen Dean

Jayne is of course well known as a worship leader through such events as Keswick and this is her third album. She has written, arranged and played/programmed all the tracks here, save for percussion on three songs. The quirky hand-drawn artwork by Ian Murray and Joanne Griffiths and the handwritten notes from Jayne add to the warm, friendly feel of the project. As the title may suggest, this album is about life and love and is not specifically Christian in content although God's love is clearly suggested in "If There Is No You" and "Open Me". Pure, clear-as-a-bell vocals are allied to a sweet acoustic musical sound styled from near-folk to blues/jazz through to soft pop. "Sweetest Torture" with its jazz club feel is a particular standout. Looking back on past love, "Do You Ever? (No Regret)" is a song tinged with sadness but also with hope. Overall the CD is gentle and positive, casting a warm glow around 'The Ordinary Things' of life.

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