Kari Jobe - Kari Jobe

Published Tuesday 9th June 2009
Kari Jobe - Kari Jobe
Kari Jobe - Kari Jobe

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 55159-15400
LABEL: Integrity 000768455029
RELEASE DATE: 2009-02-27
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Emily Lucas

This is the Dallas worship leader's debut solo album. Thanks to plenty of US Christian radio exposure this album has been much anticipated and from the opening track "I'm Singing" it lives up to all the hype surrounding its release. CCM hitmaker Ed Cash produced the album, provided backing vocals, played guitar on most of the tracks and co-wrote five of the songs. The song lyrics encapsulate hallmarks of the Christian walk with the upbeat "Everyone Needs A Little", written by Tomlin and Cash, proclaiming that "Life, even when it gets you down, hope will turn it all around." Kari's songs are uplifting, beautiful and express the abundant love of God. Kari's clear and pure vocals and the cello part, played by John Catchings, make "My Beloved" stand out on the album. This quiet, acoustic song leaves the listener captivated. Kari has included "No Sweeter Name" and "Pure" to this album, songs she has written and performed during her 13 years as a worship leader. 'Kari Jobe' is a wonderfully diverse album by a bright new talent.

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Product Description
For over 13 years, Kari Jobe has been involved with worship groups that have ministered around the world.
In April 2006, she took a position as a Worship Pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, where she serves on a regular basis. Kari also travels internationally leading worship for thousands, bringing about the new sound of heaven to the masses.
As a singer/songwriter Kari has written impactful worship songs ('Revelation Song', 'No Sweeter Name' and 'Pure') that congregations sing weekly.
Through a deep passion for God and a sincere heart for worship, Kari is a voice of worship to the nations. Her heart for worship and ministering to people comes through with her clear, angelic sounding vocals.

Reader Comments

Posted by Darren Mangold in Nottingham @ 11:18 on Apr 16 2009

Kari Jobe- Kari Jobe

Quite predictably, I knew I was going to be listening to a quality production as I slipped this CD into the player- I’d read this self-titled album had been master produced by Ed Cash, although once I’d hit the play button I hadn’t expected to embark on such a musical journey that would leave me to conclude this simply has to be one of the best worship albums of the decade, a statement I’m more than happy to stick my neck out with!
Kari Jobe ushers the listener beautifully into a place of worship, the soothing clarity of her voice, so expressive in the familiar and much loved ‘Healer’; the melodious ‘Everyone needs a little’ blending wonderfully to the joyful ‘Singing over me’  before becoming captivated with the opening chorus of ‘No sweeter name’.
The delicate harmony of ‘Sweep me away’ preludes to the penultimate track of 12, ‘Revelation song’ which has to be, in my opinion, this album's crowning glory, as we look forward to the eternal song of heaven expressed from Revelation scripture.
The album culminates wonderfully with the intimate and deeply personal ‘You are for me’.
From three years of age, Kari’s singing has developed within the church and her heart for worship is plain to hear, this whole album reflecting the Father's glory from beginning to end.

Darren Mangold
Integrity-Provident (UK Distributors)
For more info visit Karijobe.com

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