Rebecca St James - Pray

Thursday 1st April 1999
Rebecca St James - Pray
Rebecca St James - Pray

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Forefront 8251892
RRP: £10.76

Reviewed by Norman Smith

With an angst ridden passion somewhere between Alanis Morrisette and Natalie Imbruglia, Rebecca St James delivers here a blistering collection of well crafted, well produced songs. In fact. it's hard to say what shines brightest in this dazzling array of talent. The quality of the material is strong, St James' vocals (both lead and background) are exquisitely dramatic and well judged, the guitar work of Charles Garratt and George Cochini is top drawer, whilst Tedd T gives a production lo die for. "Give Myself Away" and "I'll Carry You" are excellent, but the other nine songs are neck and neck in a set that stampedes the senses. This is an album which knows where it's going and gets there in overdrive...undoubted!) the artist's finest hour.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 21:09 on Dec 13 2010

I love the cd title song "Pray"; first time I heard it was in video format on late night TBN video segment.
A great song to start off the cd, also co-written by the talented young artist. A cover version of the late Rich Mullin's song "Hold Me JESUS"(always a song that I love);incidentally a tribute cd was also released this same year: Amy Grant nicely covered the song. Rebecca's rendition seems to miss the mark of that heart grabbing experience. There is also a cover version of the late Keith Green's song "O' LORD, YOU'RE Beautiful";CCM artist Margaret Becker covered this song on a tribute cd to Keith in the 90's. Rebecca's 6 minute version of the song was done superbly!! Rebecca leaves us with an anthem entitled "OMEGA"; so wonderful a song!:I wish there was more of the great tag to the song, it faded too soon! But, don't be too quickly fooled, just when you think the song is over; another song comes up to greet; just loved it! This makes the last track 11, over 11 minutes in length! GOD Bless!-Don

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