Land - Point Me To The Skies

Wednesday 1st December 1999
Land - Point Me To The Skies

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Sacred Tree STCD003

Reviewed by Les M Wilkes

It seems customary, when reviewing an album from a band relatively new on the recording scene, to draw some comparison with more established, usually secular, artists. How refreshing' then, after listening to 'Point Me To The Skies' to be able to say that Land sound exactly like...well...Land! The band have a quality sadly lacking in much of CCM; that being a truly unique and easily identifiable sound, due in no small part to the haunting, ethereal vocals of Shirley-Anne Nolan, Yvonne Whitty and Diane Macleod. On the evidence of this offering it's clear that the band have the ability to go on and make a big impact. Tracks such as "Have Mercy", "The Same Sun", "My Heart Is Aching" and especially the haunting "Whatever Is" shine like jewels. Taken as a whole the album certainly gives a clear indication of the band's potential, and their worthiness of substantial investment for their next project by some wealthy CCM visionary! If you want to buy into a band with a sound which, in a few years time, others will be trying to duplicate, then get this album.

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