Phil Wickham - Heaven & Earth

Published Monday 11th January 2010
Phil Wickham - Heaven & Earth
Phil Wickham - Heaven & Earth

STYLE: Pop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 83594-16188
LABEL: Fair Trade Services 000768468920
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2009-11-17

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Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

The output from Californian singer/songwriter Phil Wickham just gets better and better. His fourth and latest release is a no-holds barred expression of Wickham's desire to glorify and connect with his God through 12 self-penned songs. Vocally, Wickham is a huge talent and has now outgrown previous comparisons to Bono and Jeff Buckley whilst his skill as a lyricist sees him bore into the very heart of matters in songs such as the thundering title track which portrays an honest relationship with God. Mention must go to producer Peter Kipley who has adeptly taken Wickham's work to the next level - not least the opener "Eden" which bursts into view in an explosion of vibrant sound setting the scene for an album that excels in every sense. In a release where every track is a highlight, the anthemic call to believers "The Time Is Now" stands out courtesy of an unforgettable melody, a stirring performance from Wickham and a delightful cameo from the London Symphony Orchestra and would be reason enough to buy this album were it not for 11 other equally great songs. 'Heaven & Earth' is a thrill from start to finish and will hopefully be a springboard for the gifted Wickham to achieve even greater things.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Eden [Listen]
2. Coming Alive [Listen]
3. Heaven & Earth [Listen]
4. The Time Is Now [Listen]
5. Hold On [Listen]
6. Safe [Listen]
7. I'll Always Love You [Listen]
8. In Your City [Listen]
9. Your Arrival [Listen]
10. Because Of Your Love [Listen]
11. Cielo [Listen]
12. Heaven Song [Listen]

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Product Description
Prolific singer/songwriter Phil Wickham continues to gain momentum with his modern style of vertical worship and poetic lyrics.

Leading corporate worship nationwide, Wickham, known for hits such as Divine Romance, After Your Heart and True Love, describes the daily truths he is learning with a tender yet poignant voice and a passionate cry of worship.

Heaven and Earth finds him creating melodies that are infectious with contemplative and honest messages of surrender and abandon.

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