Michael W Smith - A New Hallelujah

Published Thursday 12th March 2009
Michael W Smith - A New Hallelujah
Michael W Smith - A New Hallelujah
DVD

STYLE: Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 77768-DVD463
LABEL: Reunion 602341013895
FORMAT: DVD Music video
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2009-03-02

This product is currently not available from Cross Rhythms Direct


Reviewed by Tom Lennie

Here is Smithie in what has become, in the new millennium, a familiar setting - leading worship before thousands of devotees and worship lovers. The audio disc's been out for some time, the DVD carries footage of all those songs, along with four other cuts from that Houston, Texas performance. Certainly the video footage adds significant attraction to the musical set - the impressiveness of the mammoth Lakewood Church venue, the lively assistance of a 250-voice choir, whose participation throughout appears as worshipfully genuine (rather than just performance-based) as that of the 12,000 audience; all this, along with shots of the talented, hard-working band - all help enhance overall presentation. Then there's the colourful appearance on several tracks of the African Children's Choir - equally young-looking and photogenic as MWS himself! At least half these songs are Smith's own, mainly very recent compositions. Others include a couple of potent Hillsong favourites, the hook-line from Delirious?' "Majesty" and Tomlin's adaptation of "Amazing Grace" - the worshipful atmosphere created by the latter, unhurried song is particularly affecting, and very compelling. Smith unquestionably has a real heart for worship and his passion is truly infectious. At times the worship comes over as wonderfully spontaneous, rather than seeming merely like a rehearsed set. Among the bonus tracks are the little-known "Love In His Right Hand", composed by Texan Lana Holtz, and the funkier "Help Is On It's Way" co-sung with Israel Houghton. But it's not all roses. Apart from the title track, most of Smith's own compositions (a few of which were co-written by his wife, one or two by Martin Smith) aren't particularly memorable - his cover renditions make a far greater impression.


Product Description
Experience worship as one of the 12,000 from every denomination and background who united on 20 June 2008 in Houston, Texas, to join Michael W. Smith in singing A New Hallelujah.

This joyful night, now available on DVD, includes all of the songs from Michael W Smith’s best-selling A New Hallelujah CD, plus four new tracks and behind the scenes special features.

A 250-voice choir and friends Israel Houghton, Coalo Zamorano and The African Children’s Choir also contribute vocals and passion to this monumental night of worship.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.













NAVIGATION
CONNECT WITH CROSS RHYTHMS
Cross Rhythms Under Threat
Cross Rhythms Media Training Centre
ARTIST ALERTS
MORE ARTICLES
DISCOGRAPHY
Sign up  E-txt 
ARTIST PROFILES
Artists & DJs A-Z
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #
Or keyword search

 

SHOP @ CROSS RHYTHMS DIRECT
PRAYER ROOMS
Watering Hole
Be heard in your pain and needs and cry out to your God in our Prayer Room