Satellite - One Church, One Voice

Published Friday 21st January 2011
Satellite - One Church, One Voice
Satellite - One Church, One Voice

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 103642-17448
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

If you've read the Cross Rhythms article you'll know that Satellite are a groundbreaking collective of Scottish musicians and worship songwriters. This project was put together by David and Yvonne Lyon, both of course well known artists in their own right, and it truly does lift the veil on some of the grassroots talent ministering in Scotland's diverse churches. 'One Church, One Voice' starts with the title track, a celebratory folk-style song sung by Jane MacDowall. Elsewhere there is an impressively diverse set of songs. If you still enjoy the pop rock sound of Matt Redman you'll find something not dissimilar on the Allan McKinlay song "In Your Name" written by the two Lyons while a particular standout is "How Infinite Your Love" (written by Fiona Poulson and sung with sublime passion by Yvonne Lyon). Other great tracks are "The Lord Reigns" (written Martin Williamson with some wonderful fiddle and accordion accompaniments); "We Rejoice", a memorable David Lyon composition sung by that veteran pioneer of Scottish worship Ian White, and "King Of Compassion" penned and sung by Peter Semple. From snappy pop rock to wistful meditative folk, this is indeed a different slant on modern worship lovingly put together.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. One Church, One Voice [Listen]
2. In Your Name [Listen]
3. King Of Compassion [Listen]
4. Rain [Listen]
5. We Rejoice [Listen]
6. Stay [Listen]
7. How Infinite Your Love [Listen]
8. The Lord Reigns [Listen]
9. I Will Abide [Listen]
10. When God Speaks [Listen]
11. May The Lord Bless You [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by David Holdsworth in Inverness @ 11:54 on Aug 1 2011

Just won this album from Scottish Christian Broadcast. Looking forward to listening to it. Sounds well good! :)

Posted by George Carratt in Fife @ 21:23 on Jan 23 2011

Good review of a great album, Jane's voice is superb, Yvonne's voice is stunning. Love the 'Gallacher & Lyle' feel to the folk tracks. Bought it in July at CLAN Gathering and still playing it lots.

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