Steven Curtis Chapman - Worship And Believe (Deluxe Edition)

Published Sunday 1st May 2016
Steven Curtis Chapman - Worship And Believe (Deluxe Edition)
Steven Curtis Chapman - Worship And Believe (Deluxe Edition)

STYLE: Pop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 159599-23564
LABEL: Provident 083061104429
FORMAT: CD Album
RELEASE DATE: 2016-03-04
PRICE: £9.99

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Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

In a career that has spanned three decades, it's perhaps surprising that US CCM veteran Steven Curtis Chapman has never released a worship album - something he has rectified with his latest release which features cameos from the likes of worship leaders Matt Maher and Chris Tomlin as well as members of Northern Irish roots band Rend Collective. The catalyst for the album came from the tragic loss of Chapman's youngest daughter and his choice to cling onto God to pull him out of, as the liner notes state, a black hole of fear and hopelessness. As a result, this is a collection of heartfelt praise songs that come from the deepest part of Chapman's being but, instead of choosing to go down an introspective and contemplative route as would have been his right given the circumstances, numbers like "More Than Conquerors" and "Amen" typify an album of life-affirming, defiantly optimistic songs that tell of the experienced singer/songwriter's own resilience and the healing power of his God. As you would expect from any SCC release, this is a polished piece of work with upbeat numbers featuring his now trademark thumping drums and epic arrangements whilst more tender songs like the striking "Hallelujah, You Are Good" are woven throughout. Five live tracks of songs from the album are included as bonus tracks on this stunningly inspiring and poignant release.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. We Believe [Listen]
2. One True God (Ftg Chris Tomlin) [Listen]
3. Amen [Listen]
4. Hallelujah, You Are Good (Ftg Matt Maher) [Listen]
5. More Than Conquerors [Listen]
6. Sing For You [Listen]
7. Who You Say We Are [Listen]
8. The Body [Listen]
9. King Of Love [Listen]
10. We Are Listening [Listen]
11. God Of Forever [Listen]
12. Amen [Live] [Listen]
13. One True God [Live] [Listen]
14. Who You Say We Are [Live] [Listen]
15. More Than Conquerors [Live] [Listen]

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Product Description
Bestselling artist Steven Curtis Chapman is back with his first ever worship album!

Containing 11 new studio tracks and 4 live recordings, Chapmanís aim is to write songs that the church can sing together. The album includes the stand out song Amen which is set to become a worship classic.

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