STYLE: Ambient/Meditational RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 142835-20950 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Stephen Curry
Jean Watson hails from Michigan and this is her fifth album in 10 years. It contains a mix of six original songs, and four covers/sacred classics. Jean is a singer and violinist and the music she presents is both meditational and reflective with one or two more up-tempo tracks. She has a pure semi-operatic voice which complements the music and the oft interspersed violin solos are powerful and accomplished. Jean is at her best with the gentle ballads which allow the musicianship to be displayed and it is the better known tracks such as Stuart Townend's "How Deep The Father's Love For Us" and "Strings" by Misty Edwards which come across best as well as the hymn "All Creatures Of Our God And King". Jean's own songs are less memorable apart from "Fragile", a quiet meandering song about our human frailty, and "Never Apart", about God's faithfulness and never ceasing love. This is an album with some unique moments and Jean's gentle approach to music ministry will touch many.
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