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Michelle Tumes
Genres: Pop, Christian
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Michelle Tumes's airy and ethereal-sounding Listen draws the inevitable comparisons to Enya and Sarah McLachlan. But while the title track and "My Constant One" pay homage to these secular sisters, Tumes carves her own aur...  more »


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All Artists: Michelle Tumes
Title: Listen
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 8
Label: Sparrow
Original Release Date: 7/14/1998
Release Date: 7/14/1998
Genres: Pop, Christian
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Pop & Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724385154621, 0724385154652, 724385154652

Michelle Tumes's airy and ethereal-sounding Listen draws the inevitable comparisons to Enya and Sarah McLachlan. But while the title track and "My Constant One" pay homage to these secular sisters, Tumes carves her own aural niche with a densely layered mix of piano, strings, and programmed rhythms. At times, the dreamlike quality of the music enhances Tumes's unique style, although at other moments it nearly suffocates her beautiful voice, as well as a handful of well-crafted songs. Qualms aside, Listen is a formidable debut release from one of contemporary Christian music's most interesting artists. "Heaven Will Be Near Me," "Healing Waters," and the superb "Please Come Back" are the release's shining moments. --Michael Lyttle

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Jerry & Debbie S. from SAYRE, PA
Reviewed on 9/23/2012...
If you like Enya, you'll love Michelle Tumes. Her sound is very light and very similar. This is a very relaxing CD...especially in the evening, with some candle light...a cup of tea, and a good book.
Annaka R. from COOKEVILLE, TN
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
She has a beautiful voice. I just haven't listened to this CD in forever and would like to share with someone who would like to be carried away with her melodic Australian voice.

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Nothing, I mean NOTHING is like THIS CD
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Why? well. . . Center of my Universe is great and all, but it's not Michelle Tumes. It's more like a ethral pop mix. BUt this. . . I've never tired of this once. Not since the day I had my first taste of her music.If your wondering what makes this CD so great. . . well, one thing is the music. Man, without the lyrics, it's still great music. two, the lyrics carry you on an emotional journy. I (whom I consider a lousy singer) can sing it and still hear the meaning to the words in it. three, her voice. What a heavenly sound. Oh my. . . I think of fainting when I think of meeting her. Michelle Tumes: Ethral, serene, soothing, powerful.four: she wrote it herself. Perhaps the idea of not pop music scares you, I pity you. This isn't pop music, it's heaven on earth. It's an angel. It's anything but pop, and not "boring slow". Look beyond the cover and come into a world of music, power, emotion, and prayer.okay. That's why I love this CD. I love it because in all the world, I'll never find a better album. Not unless Michelle Tumes teams with another angel, sings more of her own music, and pacts another huge imprint on the listeners like this does. No, it's not Center of my universe. It's Listen, and it becons you to do just that."
The BEST CD on the market!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I received Michelle Tumes' "Listen" last year for Christmas and immediately was struck by her beautiful voice, her poetic way of writing her own music, and her way of putting her emotions into words and music. I saw and met Michelle two weeks ago at her Carols by Candelight tour which was near where I live. I was expecting the concert to be mainly Christmas songs, but it was overall songs from her CD and from her upcoming CD, "Center of My Universe." The concert was amazing and I was struck at how patient and kind she was to her fans and her crew. I enjoyed her special guest, Chris Rodriguez, too. This CD has been in my CD player probably more than 300 times and never once have I been tired of it. Every time I "listen" it touches me even more. My favorite songs are the first four, "Listen," "Healing Waters," "Heaven Will Be Near Me," and "Feel." Michelle makes a stunning appearance on the Streams CD, too; she wrote a lot of the songs. I encourage anyone interested in this CD to hurry up and go to your nearest Christian bookstore and buy this one over any other in the store. On February 15, 2000, when Michelle's second CD comes out, I will probably be at the store at 6 A.M. waiting to buy it! This is how great Michelle Tumes is!"