Reana - Someone With Skin

Published Friday 8th December 2006
Reana - Someone With Skin
Reana - Someone With Skin

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20120-11842
LABEL: Maranatha! 1903172
RELEASE DATE: 2006-10-31
RRP: £2.50

Reviewed by David Faulkner

A year or two ago South Africa-based RĂ©anna went down a storm at Spring Harvest. Reviews frequently compared her with Alanis Morrisette. That is partly understandable - there is a certain similarity of vocal tone and sometimes her rockier songs suddenly explode, like "You Oughta Know". In CCM terms, better comparisons might be with Jillian or early Margaret Becker circa "Never For Nothing". Certainly the lyrical content is rather more positive than Morrisette (notwithstanding her last, less cynical studio CD). This is testimony music - both to those who have and have not discovered God's love. A particularly gripping song is her paean to the Holy Spirit, "Send Your Fire". If there is a let-down, it's the ponderous AOR ballads, and the CD closes with three consecutive five-minute slowies. So it runs out of steam at the end - but before that, there is plenty of steam.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Yamkela in South Africa, Pretoria @ 23:17 on Oct 12 2009

REANA IS THE BOMB, a wonderful voice matching a wwonderful personality.

South Africa is blessed immensely to have such talent walking its streets, her singing blesses me and many others im sure.

She is just the best person ever, and I can truly say I love her!

Her music should be selling out in SA stores, but you know how it is, people never wanna expose themselves to real music, but hey im not complaining, its their loss ...

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