Eoghan Heaslip - Grace In The Wilderness

Wednesday 1st December 2004
Eoghan Heaslip - Grace In The Wilderness
Eoghan Heaslip - Grace In The Wilderness

STYLE: Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10628-9890
LABEL: Vertical Music 000768303023
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2004-09-01
RRP: £0.99

Reviewed by Paul Gallagher

Fresh from the success of 2003's 'Mercy' album, Eoghan (pronounced Owen, for all those who wondered) Heaslip is back with 14 brand new songs, recorded live in his home church in Dublin earlier this year. The set of songs begins underwhelmingly, but things kick into gear with "King Of The Ages", a driving praise anthem that incorporates the enthusiastic congregation to stirring effect. This sudden injection of passionate praising people is great, but also serves to highlight the rather bland and workmanlike playing of the band. On the plus side, Eoghan has clearly been listening to lots of popular guitar music, and the worship songs "How Majestic" and "Come And Heal Us" are straight out of the Coldplay/Snow Patrol book of songwriting (sparse verses + huge choruses = anthemic hits!). Lyrically, the songs are packed with excellent biblical truth, sometimes conveyed in overly familiar phrases, but generally singable. Overall, the album lacks the needed spark to make it brilliant, and is definitely too long (cutting the first two songs would have made it so much better), but it's worth listening to for the two or three top rate songs it contains. 

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Let Your Name Be Glorified [Listen]
2. You Shaped The Heavens [Listen]
3. King Of The Ages [Listen]
4. Great Redeemer [Listen]
5. Offering [Listen]
6. How Majestic [Listen]
7. Grace In The Wilderness [Listen]
8. Holy Is The Lord [Listen]
9. Doxology [Listen]
10. Gathering Song [Listen]
11. You Are Enough [Listen]
12. Come And Heal Us [Listen]
13. Secret Place [Listen]
14. Love Beyond Measure-Amazing Grace [Listen]

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Product Description
Building on the success of Mercy, which was voted Best Worship Album of the Year on worshipmusic.com, Eoghan (pronounced Owen) delivers a great new collection of songs with his distinctive, passionate style.
Recorded live in Dublin, highlights include the title song, which he co-wrote with Matt Redman, plus 'Let your name be glorified, Gathering song' and 'How majestic'.
This enhanced CD comes with guitar chords for 4 songs.

Reader Comments

Posted by Willard Thomas Adams Jr. in united states @ 12:48 on May 19 2010

work for the Lord, God Bless



Posted by Gaynelle Merriwether in Spring Valley, California(USA) @ 23:41 on Jul 23 2007

I was introduced to the CD (Grace In the Wilderness) by a friend. I immediately fell in love with the worship music. I was fimiliar with several of the songs because I had heard and sang alone to them during our worship & praise portion of our services. I love every minute of the CD and listen to it in my car daily.


Reply by Sergio Catignani in Florence, Italy @ 16:10 on Mar 17 2008

If you loved his second album, then you should listen to his first one....it really can help you worship God intimately!

Praise Him!

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