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The best female vocalist of recent times
on 11 January 2001
From the first beautiful lines of 'Deep Water' to the end of 'Abscence of Fear' you will experience pure musical bliss! Jewel's pure lilting voice flows through the variety of songs, all of which are uplifting and beautiful. Highlights are 'Deep Water', 'Hands', 'Jupiter' and 'Do you'. The lyrics make a refreshing change from the 'I love you baby' theme of recent pop songs - When do you ever hear Britney Spears singing 'Love is a flame neither timid nor tame', to highlight one of many examples. 'Spirit' is what I would call the 'It's a wonderful life' of music. After a bad day I can play this CD and I would almost go as far as to say my faith in humanity is restored! Even the little quotes written on the album cover remain in Jewel's philosophical and uplifting tone - 'We are loved beyond our ability to comprehend' etc. If what I've already said hasn't yet encouraged you to buy this CD, just buy it anyway - you will not regret it.