Chris Bowater - Better Than Sacrifice

Wednesday 1st December 1993
Chris Bowater - Better Than Sacrifice
Chris Bowater - Better Than Sacrifice

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD675
RELEASE DATE: 1993-09-24
RRP: £10.99

Reviewed by Steve Smith

This album is another in Kingsway's 'Worship Leaders' series, and features singer/songwriter Chris Bowater with mainly his own compositions, most of which are slow, worshipful but often challenging, calling us to a "Holy Passion", and to live lives which are uncompromising in zeal for God. In this respect the album is very powerful and will I'm sure touch many lives. But to me it is rather over produced and predictable. The arrangements, the singing and sound quality are almost too perfect, and to be honest I was getting bored by half way through. There is nothing wrong with excellence and striving after quality. But where is the freshness, the tingle, the originality? Chris Bowater's songs deserve something sharper than this.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. May Our Worship Be As Fragrance (A Living Sacrifice) [Listen]
2. Sweet Will Of God [Listen]
3. Touch My Lips With Holy Fire [Listen]
4. Faithful God [Listen]
5. Under The Shadow Of Your Wings-Better Is One Day [Listen]
6. Just The Mention Of Your Name [Listen]
7. Mighty God [Listen]
8. The Lord Has Chosen Zion-The Lord Has Led Forth His People With Joy [Listen]
9. Going Through The Motions (The Altar Of The Lord Is Broken Down) [Listen]
10. This Is A Mystery (Let The Bride Say Come) [Listen]
11. There's A Call To Holy Passion (Holy Passion) [Listen]
12. All Consuming All Embracing (All Consuming Fire) [Listen]

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