Terry MacAlmon - For The Bride

Published Tuesday 13th November 2007
Terry MacAlmon - For The Bride
Terry MacAlmon - For The Bride

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 32873-13119
LABEL: Everlasting Books EBM31260
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2007-09-30
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Anthony Longville

"Hallelujaaaaaah!!! Are you ready to praise the Lord?" Terry MacAlmon thunders at the beginning of this CD, setting the tone for much of what is to follow. This is MacAlmon's seventh live worship recording, recorded at the Pikes Peak Worship festivals of 2005 and 2006. MacAlmon is, of course, a popular worship leader thanks to his wide exposure on Christian TV. He is a musician of some pedigree, playing with all the flourish of a concert pianist. He is backed by musicians who lend an orchestral feel to the whole thing, supported by a cast of 1500 worshipers, clearly caught up in this worship event. Having noted that, I must observe that, for me, Terry's voice is melodramatic. He's almost off in to the stratosphere with Pavarotti at the end of "'Prepare The Way". He shouts. He whispers. Perceptively he comments that "some songs are new, some are old, and a few are somewhere in between." Self-penned songs sit alongside tracks such as "Jesus, Name Above All Names" and Chris Tomlin's "How Great Is Our God". If you like your worship quiet and reflective, or are prone to headaches for that matter, avoid this album. At times I can't help thinking that MacAlmon is under the impression that the Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent God is a little hard of hearing! Alarmingly, MacAlmon describes the Festival as "a worship fantasy land that drips with the presence of the Most High." Pardon me, but what on earth have the words worship and fantasy got to do with each other? Oh for a world where worship and the realities of life collide.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Let All The People Worship [Listen]
2. Prepare The Way [Listen]
3. Jesus, Name Above All Names [Listen]
4. Spiritual Song 1 [Listen]
5. We Were Made To Worship [Listen]
6. More Than Ever Before [Listen]
7. Worship Inturlude 1 [Listen]
8. We Fall Down [Listen]
9. I Just Want To Praise You [Listen]
10. Exalt The Lord Our God [Listen]
11. Spiritual Song II [Listen]
12. Agnus Dei [Listen]
13. How Great Is Our Lord [Listen]
14. Worship Interlude II [Listen]
15. I Will Never Let Go [Listen]

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Product Description
Terry MacAlmon’s first live worship album in 2 years is already being described as Terry’s most anointed project yet!
Here’s what Terry has to say about 'For the Bride':
“Wow - this one is special! I am very pleased with God’s anointing and presence on our 6th live worship recording, taken from the Pikes Peak Worship Festivals of 2005 and 2006. I love to capture these moments because they are so heavy with His glory. I titled this project 'For the Bride' because it is full of the bride of Christ offering our pure sacrifi ce of praise and worship to Jesus. The intimate worship found here will take you away!
“You will often find yourself right in the middle of 1500 worshippers soaking in His wonderful presence. Some songs are new, some are old, and a few are somewhere in between. Altogether this is another seamless recording with the beautiful ebb and flow of the Holy Spirit promising to lift your soul to heavenly places. So get yourself alone, relax and join His glorious bride as we give our best for our King.”

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