An Extra Hallelujah - He Alone Is Worthy

Published Sunday 28th October 2007
An Extra Hallelujah - He Alone Is Worthy
An Extra Hallelujah - He Alone Is Worthy

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 31335-13086
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Ian Hayter

Lynn Thomas and Pam Dawson (An Extra Hallelujah) are a couple of ladies from Micklefield Fellowship in High Wycombe, an Elim Church where Lynn has regularly led worship. The 11 songs are all written by Lynn (with the credits being shared on "What Does My God Mean To Me?") and produced by Phillipp Goss (of Christian band As If...). The arrangements are gently accompanied by Pam and Lynn on guitars, with a bit of extra help from Mr Goss - particularly some fine solo guitar on second track "Calvary" and keyboards and drums on most other tracks. The songs are obviously written from the heart, but the lyrics rarely rise above the usual Christian clichés - "I Am Redeemed" and "Jesus I Love You" being particular examples. The aforementioned "Calvary" and the closing track "Holy Ground" are the only tracks that stand out in any positive way. Several of the songs would be good for singing reflectively in small group worship and the melodies are easy to pick up, but the two ladies' voices singing over the peaceful accompaniment are not terribly strong, and with very few exceptions, the voices are singing in unison, whereas some vocal harmonies would have made the music far more interesting. I'm sure these songs will be a blessing to many people - as they clearly have been to the performers - but a more varied production would certainly have helped.

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