A New Hallelujah

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Friday 25th July 2008

Michael W Smith's worship album 'A New Hallelujah' released on 28th October

THE THIRD worship album by Michael W Smith will be released everywhere on 28th October 2008. 'A New Hallelujah' was recorded live and features a choir of 250 and special guests The African Children's Choir and worship leaders Israel Houghton and Coalo Zamorano. The title track was penned by Smith, his wife Debbie and friend Paul Baloche. The album was arranged and produced by Smith.

Said Smith, "Since my last world tour a few years ago, I've been looking forward to recording a live worship project that reflected something more global than I've ever done before; a collection of songs and voices to translate what I experienced that year. I had hoped for an evening of worship that reflected the corners of our nation, and the world; I think we captured that. My great friend Israel Houghton, the world renowned African Children's Choir, an incredible young worship leader named Coalo Zamorano and a 250-voice choir elevated the songs to amazing moments of praise and worship. It was more than I could have hoped for." CR

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Posted by Ritchie @ 11:09 on Aug 30 2008

The guitar riff on "A New Hallelujah" is an almost exact copy from the rock band Daniel Amos' song "The Author of he Story" from their 2001 double-disc release, "Mr. Buechner's Dream."
I recommend going to Daniel Amos's Shoutlife page and then going to Smitty's Myspace page and comparing the two songs. You'll quickly notice the similarities.
Even though Michael copied the gitar riff from a great song and band, I still don't care much for his music and won't likely purchase this new record.

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