Lianna Klassen - Love In The Ruins, Hope In The Wasteland

Friday 16th November 2001
Lianna Klassen - Love In The Ruins, Hope In The Wasteland
Lianna Klassen - Love In The Ruins, Hope In The Wasteland

STYLE: Celtic
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

I have long been an admirer of Lianna Klassen's worship music ever since I checked out her previous release 'Listen To The Sound'. What grabbed me so powerfully with that release continues here. Lianna has a skill in gathering sounds and styles from around the world and forging them together into something that is memorable, radiant and inspiring. If worship is a worldwide phenomenon working across cultures and countries, Lianna is at the forefront of breaking down these barriers. Commercial enough to be rooted in pop melodies but interesting enough to break the mould, this new album sees her blossoming. So many standout tracks but let me mention "Song Of Declaration' with its East European flavours and "The Intercessor" which draws on some Celtic sounds. The seven minute prophetic title cut has a dramatic orchestration to underscore the song's theme which measures out the pain of a church which has allowed itself to be corrupted by man's sin and yet within its ruins there is always a remnant that stays faithful to Christ. Lianna skillfully weaves prophetic themes throughout her songs and with this album has taken a huge leap forward creating songs with the same passion and insight that underpins her ministry in churches. A powerful sound that ministers strongly and impacts in a way that a huge number of manufactured worship albums fail to.

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Sample Track Listing:
2. Song Of Declaration [Listen]
3. I Will Not Be Silent [Listen]
4. The Intercessor [Listen]
5. Shine Down [Listen]
6. The Way [Listen]
7. Love In The Ruins [Listen]
8. God Of Wonder [Listen]
9. Incense To The Father [Listen]
10. I Will Run With You [Listen]
11. The Voice [Listen]
12. Sweet Contentment [Listen]
13. Song For Canada [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by matt ranson in terry montana @ 22:31 on Apr 8 2007

this is the first time I heard Lianna Klassen sing and her voice is like an angel. Her music is so beautiful.

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