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Genres: Pop, Christian
It's hard to fathom a 16-year-old singing with the presence that Jaci Velasquez has on Heavenly Place. Then again, she is no ordinary teenager. This 1996 debut by the gifted Christian-pop star landed numerous awards and wa... more »
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It's hard to fathom a 16-year-old singing with the presence that Jaci Velasquez has on Heavenly Place. Then again, she is no ordinary teenager. This 1996 debut by the gifted Christian-pop star landed numerous awards and was the fastest-selling solo debut in Christian-music history. It won't take long to figure out why when you hear "On My Knees," "Shelter," and "Un Lugar Celestial," which showcase Velasquez's voice as being mature beyond her years. There's a depth and richness that emanates from each carefully recorded track, thanks in large part to producer Mark Heimermann. The young Velasquez blends and transcends each aural backdrop provided. You want cool? Check out the mystical "Baptize Me," easily one of the best CCM tracks of 1996. --Michael Lyttle
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Suzi H. (Bookmom) from DURHAM, NC
Reviewed on 2/19/2013...
Very good Christian cd for parents or children! My faves are If This World, On My Knees.
Alexander S. from PEACHTREE CTY, GA
Reviewed on 4/17/2007...
Nse Ette | Lagos, Nigeria | 08/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"An impressive debut from then 16 year old Jaci Velasquez. The fastest selling Christian debut.
With a soft, breathy, smoky voice far more mature than her age, the songs range from the Spanish tinged `Lugar Celestial (a heavenly place)', a stunning mid tempo number, the upbeat duet `Shelter', the atmospheric `Baptize me' with it's slow to fast build up, and sound effects, awesome!
Then there are the stunning acoustic ballads; Thief of always', `Flower in the rain' and the absolutely brilliant `On my knees', a song about the power of prayer (penned by Nicole C Mullen and covered on her debut CD too).
Finally, we have the poppy, upbeat numbers `If this world' and `We can make a difference', a style Jaci continues to incorporate in at least a couple of tracks on each of her CDs.
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spencer hollander | eastern Iowa | 10/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jaci Velasquez is such a rare person. Her way is decidely pop, and at times with a christian angle; somewhat like Amy Grant. She is often snubbed by the Christian music community because few of her songs even get close to Christian music. At 16yo on this debut recording, she shows a remarkable range, and confidence in her abilities and reception. She is multi-octave, comfortably bi-lingual, drop dead gorgeous, and with less than flashy plummage. She's easy to take, and easier to love. Why this gifted person isn't recognized as one of the world's greatest songstress, and hell-uva great person, must lie in the fact she was initially presented as a Christian artist. That's fine. Her stated goal is to make people feel better about themselves. Jaci Velasquez has everything!"