STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2141-215 LABEL: Word 7019911609 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £11.22
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
Sandi received a great deal of criticism over the past few years about the inconsistencies between her public image and private life. But now happily and newly married (and slimmed down!), the award-winning queen of gospel MOR has come back with a strong new album. Her particular brand of inspirational music is still a very American musical experience and certainly not to every taste but here the lush arrangements are a little less overblown than previous offerings and therefore a little more appealing. As you'd imagine, after the struggle of a very public marriage break up and divorce, the songs are very much concerned with love, mercy and grace. The title song is a prayer for God to mould her life; "Breathe On Me" is destined to be the best known here because it's on the WOW "98 compilation but isn't necessarily the best cut here. The poppy gospel flavourings of "You Alone" and the gentle wonder of "Speechless" are high points. Overall, definitely inspiring, well produced with some excellent songs and if you like your pop music easy on the ear, this is for you.
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