Matt Redman - 10,000 Reasons

Published Wednesday 6th July 2011
Matt Redman - 10,000 Reasons
Matt Redman - 10,000 Reasons

STYLE: Pop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 110904-18127
LABEL: Sixstepsrecords 5099996785324
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2011-07-11
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Jamie Maxwell

After 18 years and nine albums, you might imagine that a songwriter could go off the boil, letting complacency slip in and releasing endless collections of thrown-together, mediocre material. After all, with a world famous name wouldn't people still buy it? Happily, there is no danger of that with Matt Redman's new live album, whose opening bars confirm that this does indeed live up to the high standards we have come to expect from him. Recorded at LIFT - A Worship Leader Collective, a gathering in Atlanta of worship leaders from around the USA, the album captures the passion and atmosphere of a live event without sacrificing the polished feel of a studio recording. The title track stands apart from the rest, with a hymn-like quality which will surely stand the test of time. In fact there are a number of future classics here that one could imagine being sung for many years to come. "We Are The Free", "Holy" and "We Could Change The World" are sure to hit the Bible weeks hard this summer. The thing that has always set Matt apart from the rest is his uncanny ability to combine eminently sing-able melodies with profound, yet simple, lyrics. It's such a difficult skill, and it's one that few truly master. In short, '10,000 Reasons' is a masterpiece and his best since 'Facedown'.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. We Are The Free [Listen]
2. Here For You [Listen]
3. Holy [Listen]
4. 10,000 Reasons [Listen]
5. Fires [Listen]
6. Never Once [Listen]
7. Where Would We Be [Listen]
8. We Could Change The World [Listen]
9. Magnificent [Listen]
10. O This God [Listen]
11. Endless Hallelujah [Listen]

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Product Description
Matt Redman returns with his new album 10,000 Reasons. As the writer of many of the most-sung worship songs including ‘Blessed Be the Name’, ‘The Heart of Worship’, ‘You Never Let Go’, and ‘Better is One Day’, Matt’s songs are sung by millions of people every Sunday. Matt has a unique ability to craft songs that teach deeply spiritual truths and remind us God’s steadfastness. His new album 10,000 Reasons features 11 all-new songs and was recorded live with 1,000 worship leaders earlier this year. The first single ‘Never Once’ speaks of God’s faithfulness in our lives as he is always with us, and never abandons us. Matt has been involved in leading at the Passion Conferences for years, most recently at Passion Atlanta with over 22,000 students. Along with Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels and Kristian Stanfill, Matt was one of the founding leaders of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

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