Lincoln Brewster - Oxygen

Published Monday 4th January 2016
Lincoln Brewster - Oxygen
Lincoln Brewster - Oxygen

STYLE: Pop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 152827-22384
LABEL: Integrity 0000768622322
FORMAT: CD Album
RELEASE DATE: 2014-08-18
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

One of America's best loved worshippers has once again teamed up with Colby Wedgeworth to offer up an intuitive and highly polished album of co-written songs that praise God at every turn. The success of Brewster's latest work is that it is inherently worshipful without falling into the standard modern worship clichés and there is a general feel that he is attempting to break new ground in his chosen field. Throughout, Brewster betrays a keen pop sensibility which is reflected in the likes of the opener "Live To Praise You" which sounds as though it would be right at home in an arena of screaming One Direction fans as it would be in a church whilst the title track and slightly slower-paced but no less anthemic "On Our Side" continues in this vein. Brewster's classic pop vocals perfectly complement the lavish soundscape that he and Wedgeworth have put together whilst his considerable guitar chops frequently come to the fore with an occasional high performance solo slotted in for good measure. Slow burners like "Sinking Ships (Rescue Has Come)" - written at his wife's hospital bedside - and "Whole Again (Come Alive)" see a more intimate side to Brewster's faith and work whilst a thumping version of Tim Hughes' "Let It Be Known" rounds off another quality slice of praise from one of America's most experienced worship artists.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Live To Praise You [Listen]
2. Oxygen [Listen]
3. Made New [Listen]
4. There Is Power [Listen]
5. On Our Side [Listen]
6. You Never Stop [Listen]
7. Let It Be Known [Listen]
8. Sinking Ships (Rescue Has Come) [Listen]
9. Whole Again (Come Alive) [Listen]
10. Heartbeat [Listen]
11. Shout It Out [Listen]

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Product Description
Lincoln Brewster is one of those rare worship leaders whose songs have connected with churches and individuals thanks in part to several radio successes, including hit singles Everlasting God, Today Is The Day, Salvation Is Here and The Power Of Your Name.

Lincoln's new studio record Oxygen will breathe new life into your home, car or worship service. So roll down the windows and crank up the praise cos this album is hot!

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