Overview 01. Take Me Away 02. With You 03. Living Hallelujah 04. Forever 05. Life Is 06. More Than Anyone 07. Please Forgive Me 08. Faithful Father 09. Matter Of Time 10. All I See
Record Label Gotee Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2004
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 0012266116 EAN 0669447291824 UPC 669447291824
I'm working on getting familiar with some Christian female vocalists I never recall hearing, one of which is Sarah Kelly. (Of note--also on the list is Rachael Lampa, and the design of the covers and the looks of the ladies are very similar; if I didn't know better, I'd think they're sisters.)
I found Sarah's voice haunting. One reviewer (Spotlight, no less. . . actually, I think it was less) implied that the singles (which I've never heard) was better than the collection (which I've heard). Actually, the collection is very good. I am officially a Sarah Kelly fan.
My favorites on this project are "Take Me Away", "Living Hallelujah", "Please Forgive Me", "Faithful Father", and "Matter Of Time."
Great Lyrics, Beautiful Sound Jan 26, 2007
I recently had the privilege of hearing Sarah Kelly's music for the first time. What a treat!
I picked up this CD and have listened to it numerous times since then. She has a unique and delightful sound. Her songs are all focused on praising the Creator of the Universe.
If you haven't heard her before, I would highly recommend this CD. There are no bad songs on this record. My personal favorites are: 'Take Me Away', 'Forever', and 'Matter Of Time'.
Buy it and enjoy!
Great singles add up to a mediocre whole Aug 13, 2006
I heard her on internet radio -- and I loved the sound. I read the reviews and thought, "A little classic Joplin mixed with a healthy dose of McLachlan all wrapped in a Christian package? How can you beat that?"
Unfortunately, the album doesn't play well straight through. On a single-by-single basis, Sarah Kelly sounds great, but the whole project owes as much to Steve Green as it does to Alanis Morisette. A weird combination, I know, and 45 minutes straight through just doesn't play well. Put it in the iPod and shuffle it through your other 4000 songs, and you'll love it. Play it straight through, and you'll feel like you're at a retro-Christian concert for up-and-coming inspirational artists. Not quite the healthy dose of creativity and gutsy rock I was looking for.
Sarah's a Grammy nominee, but we all win Jul 24, 2006
When I initially listened to Sarah's debut album at a bookstore through $10 headphones in '04, I was immediately blown away. The power and conviction in her voice stunned me. I absolutely believed every word she was singing as being her experience in her relationship with God. I cried tears listening to the powerful "Pleaes Forgive Me", followed by "Faithful Father", and "A Matter of Time". Like other reviewers have also said, the experience of being immersed into "Take Me Away", ttok me away into the presence of God.
I immediately purchased this CD and couldn't stop listening. I have since had the opportunity to meet Sarah, and she is sincere and pretty intense. It's not just the singing voice. She is intensely passionate about her relationship with the One who rescued her from pain into joy overflowing.
She did not perform "Please Forgive Me" that night but did say that her next album will have that kind of bluesy rock feel through much of it. It is due out in August and I can hardly wait.
She is as authentic as they come and her music reflects that.
Easily my best musical find this year. Jun 27, 2006
I listened to the Michael W. Smith Ultimate Music Makeover album earlier this year and fell in love with the remake of "You Need a Savior," performed by an artist I'd never heard of before--Sarah Kelly.
Anxious to see what else she'd done, I found her website and listened to "Take Me Away" and "Life Is." Wow. I had to get that album.
To this day, it still astounds me that I'd never heard of Sarah Kelly before. Her music is too good to go unnoticed. I could give a play-by-play of each song, but its really not necessary. Every song on this CD is outstanding (though the two I listed above are my personal favorites). The power in her voice is rare and incredible. Its like listening to a humming bird that can roar like a lion when she wants to (a very musically gifted lion, of course--or perhaps lioness?).
As for the depth of her lyrics, you'll have plenty of things to ponder while listening. Take Me Away is a worship album with punch, both musically and lyrically.
Finally, for those waiting for Sarah's next album to come out (drop I guess is the new term), the wait will be over in August. But in the meantime, she can also be heard on the aforementioned CD and on the Jars of Clay worship album Redemption Songs ("I'll Fly Away").