Mark Tedder And The Worshiplanet Band - The Door: Live Worship From Beijing, China

Published Thursday 4th December 2008
Mark Tedder And The Worshiplanet Band - The Door: Live Worship From Beijing, China
Mark Tedder And The Worshiplanet Band - The Door: Live Worship From Beijing, China

STYLE: Pop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 54282-14960
LABEL: 845121000436
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 2
EXTRAS: bonus DVD
RELEASE DATE: 2008-12-01

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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

This is surely one of the most important worship releases for many a long year. The Colorado-based musicianary defied all the odds to get permission to record and film a worship event and Beijing, China, and not only that took the opportunity to bring on to the platform local musicians playing indigenous instruments never previously heard in a contemporary worship setting. It is those sections of the DVD and CD which are therefore the most fascinating with Tingting playing the yangqin, Cui Yang playing the guzheng and Hong Li playing the hulusi giving the music a haunting, other worldly quality which demands repeated listening. Not that Mr Tedder doesn't have an excellent band himself. He and his fellow musicians sing songs of faith and justice with passion and impressive musicianship while the poetry, read by Britain's Gerard Kelly, fits beautifully. I've no doubt that I'll be watching the DVD many times in coming years. If you've got a bit jaded in your attitude towards worship music, feeling that far too much originates from the Hillsong template, this groundbreaking album will surely re-engage your enthusiasm.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Tomorrow [Listen]
2. Justice [Listen]
3. My Heart Fails [Listen]
4. Redeeming Light Of God [Listen]
5. Humanifesto (Spoken Worship) [Listen]
6. Blessed Are You [Listen]
7. Falling [Listen]
8. Be Still [Listen]
9. More Of You [Listen]
10. You Catch My Eye (Spoken Worship) [Listen]
11. Such Splendor [Listen]
12. It Takes Faith [Listen]
13. Let Us Be Broken [Listen]
14. Rise To Praise [Listen]
15. The Door (Spoken Worship) [Listen]

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Product Description
The DVD contains spoken worship, 4 different Chinese artists playing their ethnic instruments, music chord charts and more.

Reader Comments

Posted by Terry Bing in Medway Towns @ 19:01 on Nov 24 2010

Be prepared to spend some cartpet time! Anointed!Anointed! Anointed! Be Still, Redeeming Light of God and Spoken Worship tracks all now part of our soaking repertoire! Again, bought without hearing and now top of my list along with Klaus' Glory CD.



Posted by Helen Ford in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England @ 23:32 on Apr 19 2009

This CD is so amazin i listened to it all alone in the dark all i heard was the words off such beautiful lyrics and then this amazin voice but it wasn't just the voice of Mark Tedder i heard i was so enriched with the spirt of God too. I've never felt so pure and free with the spirt in my life God bless you all xx



Posted by Alan in Australia @ 10:18 on Apr 10 2009

As one of the guys part of this recording, I could not wait to get my hands on the DVD and CD. Every time I listen to or watch I am instantly transported back to that auditorium in Bejing. It was powerful in so many ways on the day and now continues in my home. Praise God for genuine love of the Tedder's, and the team that flows through to everyone that listens.The local instuments make The Door one of the most thrilling albums that I have ever listened to. I love it!!!!



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