Vineyard Music - Fruit Of The Spirit: Apple-icious

Published Wednesday 4th April 2007
Vineyard Music - Fruit Of The Spirit: Apple-icious
Vineyard Music - Fruit Of The Spirit: Apple-icious

STYLE: Childrens
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21834-12392
LABEL: Vineyard Music VM2-109
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2007-02-28
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Phil Thomson

Any team who can take Jude del Hierro's "More Love, More Power" and weave it into a creditable worship song for children deserves high praise indeed. This is another of Vineyard Music's consistently high quality products - a mixture of well known worship hits (eg, The Hemmings' "Great Big God") and brand new kid-friendly songs with arrangements so inspired, so perfectly crafted, it is surely a children's album for adults. I was captivated; not least for the producer having the courage to also feature lively, normal adult church material with 'grown-up' leads ("He Reigns" written by Peter Furler and Steve Taylor). All through, the ensemble children's choir are handled with a perfect lightness of touch, the vocals are mercifully unpatronising and the overall style has a very contemporary edge, for once crediting the kids with understanding creativity, inventiveness and timing. Nothing shallow and sing-songy here - you can feel the moves. 'Apple-icious' is one in a four separate CD series - the resource offering the follow-on backing tracks as part of the package, enhanced with free guitar chord charts and overhead masters. If you wish to search them out, they are 'Banana-na-na', 'Notorious Orange' and 'Cha Cha Cherry'. You get the flavour? Very tasty.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Every Move I Make [Listen]
2. Get Up [Listen]
3. Great Big God [Listen]
4. God Rules [Listen]
5. He Regins [Listen]
6. I Want To Be Like Jesus [Listen]
7. More Love More Power [Listen]
8. You Are In Control [Listen]
9. Every Move I Make (Instrumental) [Listen]
10. Get Up (Instrumental) [Listen]
11. Great Bg God (Instrumental) [Listen]
12. God Rules (Instrumental) [Listen]
13. He Regins (Instrumental) [Listen]
14. I Want To Be Like Jesus (Instrumental) [Listen]
15. More Love More Power (Instrumental) [Listen]
16. You Are In Control (Instrumental) [Listen]

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Product Description
The new series Fruit Of The Spirit is designed specifically for kids and featuring a mix of well-known worship songs and brand new, kid-friendly songs, Fruit Of The Spirit is a great addition to any collection of music for kids. Use them at church for group worship or as a great, God-centred, sing-a-long CDs at home or in the car.

The songs featured on the Fruit Of The Spirit CDs reflect a heart and attitude of worship while maintaining the excitement and energy that can only be found in a child's heart.

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