Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Rebecca St James|
Rebecca St James
Genres: Pop, Christian
This self-titled 1994 release introduced a then-17-year-old St. James to the world. What's so interesting about this album is just how uninteresting it really is. Listen to later releases God and Pray, and you'll wonder if... more »
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This self-titled 1994 release introduced a then-17-year-old St. James to the world. What's so interesting about this album is just how uninteresting it really is. Listen to later releases God and Pray, and you'll wonder if this is even the same artist. Then again, this sure beats Debbie Gibson or Tiffany at 17. Clearly, songs like "Here I Am," "Way Up Here," and "Above All Things" are driven by the clean, slick production of Christian master-producer Brown Bannister. If nothing else, this album sounds like a young St. James being groomed as the next Amy Grant. Listen to the chorus to "Way Up Here" and ask yourself whether it doesn't sound like Grant's "I Have Decided." No matter--we all have to start somewhere. --Michael Lyttle
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Emily S. (Beevle) from BOLIVAR, NY
Reviewed on 8/12/2006...
Great Christian CD.
Annaka R. from COOKEVILLE, TN
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
This is actually the Forefront edition, but it's still exactly the same.
Early Rebecca Is Still Good Rebecca!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is written to refute the mostly negative review by the Amazon critic. Pay no attention to him: this album is great. No, the album doesn't sound much like Rebecca's later releases, being that its sound is straight-out pop. But if you like quality Christian pop, that's hardly a problem. 7 years later, "Here I Am" still rates as my favorite RSJ song, both for its smooth, infectious sound and for its bold lyrics. Other standout tracks include "Everything I Do", with a fun, fast-paced chorus, and "Side By Side", which incorporates the use of an African children's choir. "A Little Bit Of Love" also deserves mention for its enjoyable pop-dance beat.From Day 1, Rebecca St. James was a star in Christian music and this initial album is the reason why. I invite you to come find out for yourself."
Zoe Esther Abraham | Australia | 12/30/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love anything by RSJ because of her ability to go staight to the point. This is her first CD and all I can say is that she sure sounds better than all those dippy wonnabe pop singers today.Onya RSJ."