Sally Anthony - The Preview

Thursday 1st June 2000
Sally Anthony - The Preview
Sally Anthony - The Preview

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

A second EP from quirky American singer songwriter Sally Anthony is most welcome. I raved about the first one identifying Sally as a real talent in development and everything about 'The Preview' suggests she has the talent to be huge. If you think Rebecca St James lacks edge and Jaci Velasquez sends you to sleep and you want a female singer in a Tori Amos, Christine Glass mode then she's worth checking out. Energised and passionate on "I Know You" and "Never Here", yet capable of the moving delicacy of "Fleeting" where accompanied only by solo piano, this second helping of her music only makes me yearn for a full album. The tight punchy "Martyr" is deliberately the most commercial thing she's ever released but it's still uncompromisingly Sally and in Christian music, there isn't much else as brave or interesting as this. Sally Anthony is a bit of an enigma, ploughing her own creative furrow and not worrying what people may think! If you're looking for a musical highway that takes the scenic route away from the obvious blandness of so much Nashville CCM, take a trip with Sally!

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Posted by cas in USA @ 04:34 on Dec 15 2005

this is a amazing second cd from sally... check out her latest albums Come Clean and VENT as well as One Word Poetry Contest. :o)

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