CD Review: Rescued (Harris Family)
Roger and Sue Harris were both involved in various musical ministries through their lives. They didn’t begin singing together as a family until 2003. They started with their older daughter Shanna singing the third part; their younger daughter Kristen currently rounds out the trio.
Sue Harris wrote four of the album’s tracks; Kristen wrote two, including one of the project’s best songs, “He Came to Me.” Rebecca Peck and Lee Black’s “Before the Cross” is another highlight. Chris Binion, Jerry Kelso, and Donna Beauvais also contributed songs. The project also includes a mixed quartet version of “Victory Road,” penned by J.D. Sumner, featuring a guest bass vocal by Ray Morris.
The project is professionally produced and has a sound on par with top-tier groups’ recordings. The packaging is also well done, with a creative graphic design and one of the best digipak layouts I’ve seen yet. (One minor quibble: The text of the song list on the back cover is gray, except for the first letter of the sixth song, which is a buttercup yellow. Perhaps that was intentional, to see if any reviewers were paying attention!) The professionalism of the project helps earn it a higher rating than a recording of the same songs with a lower audio quality and presentation would have earned.
Rating: 3.5 stars. ♦ Group members: Kristen Harris, Sue Harris, Roger Harris. ♦ Produced by: Artist. ♦ Available from: Artist. Review copy provided. ♦ Song list: Testify; The God Who Will Provide; He Came to Me; Don’t Be Afraid, Just Believe; Will Anybody Love Me; God is Enough; Mighty to Save; Get Out There; Before the Cross; It Doesn’t Matter; Victory Road; That’s Just What Love Does.