Seth Condrey - Worship Sessions Vol 1

Published Thursday 19th March 2015
Seth Condrey - Worship Sessions Vol 1
Seth Condrey - Worship Sessions Vol 1

STYLE: Latin
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 153996-22608
LABEL: North Point Music
FORMAT: Digital Only EP

Reviewed by Matt McChlery

The Dove Award-winning worship leader and songwriter here releases a digital four-track EP. Recorded on location in Costa Rica and featuring local worshippers and musicians as well as Seth, 'Worship Sessions Vol 1' captures the heartfelt sung expressions of worship that have recently come out of Openhouse church; a strategic partner church of the North Point family of churches based in Atlanta. The recording is not as heavily instrumented as some other worship records, although there are no holes in the sound. This serves to give the recording a tenderness and authenticity that are echoed in the passionate vocal performances. The EP starts with "Sin Palabras" ("Speechless") which is a soaring anthem of praise whose English version can be heard on Seth's 'Keeps On Changing' record. "Gracia Sublime" is a captivating version of Phil Wickham's "This Is Amazing Grace" where the Spanish lyrics effortlessly and beautifully roll off the tongue. "Nadie Es Mas Grande" is a gentle and reflective self-penned track and was the title track of a previous North Point Music album 'No One Higher'. However, I was disappointed with the final track "God Of The Impossible" as it does not seem to sit comfortably with the others as it is the only English track on an otherwise beautiful Latin recording. 'Worship Sessions Vol 1' certainly captures the worship of a church, yet it goes beyond this. It also builds bridges between languages and cultures and gives a glimpse of a global and unified Church.

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