STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22990-12574 LABEL: ICC ICC1034D FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2007-05-31 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Peter Dilley
It has taken a long time for Tammy Trent to pick up her recording career following the death of her husband in a diving accident in September 2001. Tammy recounts her story in an interview with Mike Rimmer published elsewhere on the Cross Rhythms website - it's well worth reading if you're considering buying 'I See Beautiful' (particularly the background to the song "Stop The World"), so I won't elaborate any further here. Five years on, the material included on Tammy's comeback album reflects a faith which has not only weathered that personal tragedy, but which now has an integrity born of experience, such as the mention of the "path of Job" on "Rescue Me", and in her thoughtful rendition of Kathryn Scott's "At The Foot Of The Cross". Balancing the obvious poignancy of these ballads, Tammy reasserts her R&B credentials with "Real Life", "Pray" (especially "The Floodzone Remix" version), and "I'm Not Listening". In the past Tammy Trent hasn't had much of a fanbase in Britain, but that might well change on the strength of 'I See Beautiful', especially with ICC now handling UK distribution.
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