Vineyard Music - Fruit Of The Spirit

Monday 7th January 2002
Vineyard Music - Fruit Of The Spirit
Vineyard Music - Fruit Of The Spirit

RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Vineyard Music VMD9377
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

A double CD set, including backing trax, guitar charts, OHP masters and video footage of a complete set of hand actions to all of the songs are the main selling points of this album from Vineyard USA, which features Casey Corum and 'Ranger' Bud Reberry from Idaho, Dave Chumchal from Ohio and Cindy Rethmeier from Vineyard HQ in Anaheim, California. I pricked up my ears when the first track "U R The 1 4 Me" (even the title is cool) kicked in with some quite reasonable hip hop, but it soon settled down to the usual level (ie, embarrassing). Of greater concern to me are some songs that peddled the dangerous notion that if you give your life to Jesus all your problems will disappear - beware the lies we tell to our kids. It doesn't help that the CD cover features raspberries, water melon, apples, oranges and strawberries, although the title track does stress the Biblical fruits, love, joy, peace, etc. When will the Americans realise that their ideas about music for kids doesn't cut the mustard anywhere other than their own backyard? UK kids of their target age group (7-12) are far more streetwise than Vineyard realise - thank heavens for Ishmael and Sammy Horner.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Sample Track Listing:
1. UR the 1 4 Me [Listen]
2. Prelude [Listen]
3. Fruit Of The Spirit [Listen]
4. I Will Stand [Listen]
5. Yes Lord [Listen]
6. Smile On My Face [Listen]
7. Happy [Listen]
8. He's A Rock [Listen]
9. Heart Full Of Love [Listen]
10. Lord Ya Love Me [Listen]
11. Run, Run, Run [Listen]
12. Jesus If My Friend [Listen]
13. Really Wanna Be A Disciple [Listen]
14. I Like God [Listen]
15. Gotta Get It [Listen]
16. The Blessing [Listen]
17. The Mighty River [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.


Connect with Cross Rhythms by signing up to our email mailing list

It's All About Lives
Cross Rhythms Media Training Centre
Artists & DJs A-Z
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #
Or keyword search


Intercession Room
Care for other people and shake heaven in our Intercession Room