Mary-Kathryn - One Spirit

Wednesday 4th July 2001
Mary-Kathryn - One Spirit
Mary-Kathryn - One Spirit

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Rhythm House RHD3812

Reviewed by Steve Best

A glance at the sleeve suggests a New Age folky workout, but this is absolutely superb. Best described as Joanne Hogg meets Maire Brennan in Enya's front room, Mary-Kathryn's gorgeous voice shimmers over a gossamer production whilst ethnic instruments such as fiddles, tin whistles, ukuleles, mandolins and African percussion add an earthy quality to the proceedings. Highlights include the astonishing "Only One", "Taste And See", seven minutes of Heaven, and to close, an extended praise mix of the opener "Let Us Praise" which weighs in at breathtaking nine minutes but is gone in a heartbeat.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.