Matt Redman - Passion For Your Name

Sunday 1st October 1995
Matt Redman - Passion For Your Name
Matt Redman - Passion For Your Name

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD 857

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

This set, only Matt's second full album, momentarily topped Britain's contemporary chart, such is Matt's support base via the New Wine and Soul Survivor events. 'Passion For Your Name' thoroughly deserves its popularity for with this sparkling CD Matt fulfils all the potential demonstrated in his 'Wake Up My Soul' debut. The effect of Matt's light husky voice and Martin Smith's superlative production is utterly engaging. But a worship album is as good as its material and here there's some marvellous songs here ranging from repetitive groove songs ala Kevin Prosch poignantly expressive mid tempo songs and roots-influenced numbers (one of which even features a Wesley Brother on bluesy harmonica). The creative pinnacle for me was the closing "Better Is One Day", a dramatic, anthemic ballad which, like the whole album, pulls a listener out of armchair lethargy and into worship.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. It's Rising Up
2. The Cross Has Said It All [Listen]
3. I Will Offer Up My Life
4. Surely The Time Has Come
5. Jesus, Is This Song Of Love
6. The Happy Song [Listen]
7. Turned Me Around
8. This Means I Love You
9. Friend Of Sinners
10. Fill Us Up And Send Us Out
11. Rags To Riches
12. Better Is One Day

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