Soul Survivor & Momentum - Soul Survivor Live 2015: Love Takes Over

Published Tuesday 5th January 2016
Soul Survivor & Momentum - Soul Survivor Live 2015: Love Takes Over
Soul Survivor & Momentum - Soul Survivor Live 2015: Love Takes Over

STYLE: Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 158051-23521
LABEL: Integrity 000768655597
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 2
EXTRAS: bonus DVD
RELEASE DATE: 2015-11-13
PRICE: £11.97 RRP £14.99

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Reviewed by Matt McChlery

As most readers will know, Soul Survivor is an annual youth gathering in the UK which sees thousands of young people coming together to worship Jesus, or to be introduced to him for the first time. Momentum is a camp for the 20s and 30s age group. This album is an 11 track recording that captures moments of live worship from their 2015 summer camps. Featuring world renowned worship leaders such as Beth Croft, Tim Hughes and Rend Collective as well as the lesser known Tom Smith, 'Love Takes Over' is bound to make you sit up and take notice. If you are familiar with the work of the featured artists, this album will contain no surprises as many of the songs are taken from their latest solo releases. However, as a youth album, the project will take you to the cutting edge of the sound of sung worship in the Western Church right now. Pushing more and more into the realms of EDM, "Dynamite" in particular has a big fat thumping beat with a screaming synth line which would not sound out of place in a London night club. The title track continues along the dance music theme and brings more technical wizardry to the sonic landscape. Things mellow down by the time you reach "Rule In My Heart" which is sensitively sung by Beth Croft and is a tender, reflective track that invites surrender and submission to an all-powerful and ever-loving God. Unfortunately there are some periods where there is a spoken word sound-bite or moment of encouragement from the worship leader which works well in a live setting, just not so well on a recording. But, on the whole, as an album aimed at the youth market 'Love Takes Over' is recommended.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Love Takes Over Ftg Beth Croft [Listen]
2. Dynamite Ftg Tom Smith [Listen]
3. Take My Heart Ftg Tom Smith [Listen]
4. Hope & Glory Ftg Tim Hughs [Listen]
5. Boldly I Approach (The Art Of Celebration) Ftg Rend Collective [Listen]
6. The Way Ftg Beth Croft [Listen]
7. This Is Living Ftg Tom Smith [Listen]
8. Rule In My Heart Ftg Beth Croft [Listen]
9. Pocket Of Faith Ftg Tim Hughes [Listen]
10. Hold On Ftg Beth Croft [Listen]
11. End Of Me Ftg Tom Smith [Listen]

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Product Description
Love Takes Over: The new live album from Watford’s Soul Survivor movement. All songs are recorded live on site in Shepton Mallet in August, 2015. Featuring hallmark worship leaders from across the globe including Beth Croft, Tim Hughes, Rend Collective and Tom Smith this album is an exciting chapter in the history of a movement over 20 years old, as relevant today as it was when it first began.

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