Kathryn Scott - Satisfy

Thursday 1st January 2004
Kathryn Scott - Satisfy
Kathryn Scott - Satisfy

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Vertical Music 000768270622
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

Irish worship leader Kathryn Scott, who rose to prominence for her contributions to the Vineyard UK albums and is best known for authoring the title track to the 'Hungry' CD, appears here with her second solo album (a '99 disc was released under her maiden name of Kathryn Rainey). Recorded live in Portstewart, Scott's deft songwriting and gutsy, emotive vocals ensure that this showpiece comes over very much in the vein of those previous Vineyard UK classics, if not quite as loud and racy. So if you're looking for some rousing praise anthems you'll find them here - "Heaven Is Our Home", "You're Good, Lord" and especially "Blessed Be Your Name" are all punchy, memorable and highly infectious ditties. Delightful stuff. "Hungry" is delivered with some restraint, while "I Can Only Imagine" - now a highly popular cover - is given a catchy rendition, though not matching MercyMe's striking original. Along the line appears a stream of tender, acoustic ballads where Kathryn opens her heart and bares all - melodic, intimate gems such as the transparent "Search Me, Know Me" and the Christ-focused "At The Foot Of The Cross". Throwing in an oldie, "When I Survey" is sensitively delivered before the album closes on a high, with co-producer Brian Doerksen joining in on the edgy committal of "Today (As For Me And My House)" - superb. Simple yet powerful, there's not a single duff track on this 12-song recording. 'Satisfy' is worshipful beauty all the way.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Heaven Is Our Home [Listen]
2. Blessed Be Your Name [Listen]
3. Breathe On Me Now [Listen]

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Product Description
Kathryn is best known for writing and singing Hungry, the title song on one of Vineyard's most popular albums. Her debut solo album was recorded live in her hometown in Northern Ireland. Kathryn's transparency and innocence in worship reaches the heart of the worshipper with a sense of intimacy and trust. A beautiful album. Includes: 'Heaven is our home, Breathe on me now, Creator King.'

Reader Comments

Posted by Ryan Johnston in Ireland @ 22:08 on Oct 28 2006

kathryn was my worship leader at the causeway coast vineyard and she was fantastic, as for the cd, it was the first thing i bought for my wife when i first meet her and she loved it, we both still play it reguraly, it helps us to praise the Lord with all our heart, ps alan scott is fantastic as well

Posted by Nicola Maybury in Bristol @ 12:18 on Oct 13 2005

This is an excellent CD. I especially love 'Creator King' which always makes me cry. I'd highly recommend this to anyone.

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