Vineyard Music - Winds Of Worship 7: Live From Brownsville

Monday 1st December 1997
Vineyard Music - Winds Of Worship 7: Live From Brownsville
Vineyard Music - Winds Of Worship 7: Live From Brownsville

STYLE: Pop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9102-8823
LABEL: Vineyard Music VMD9210
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Nothing very different in the sound of this album, tight American rock-tinged band, plenty of simple melodic hooks, lyrics that stay close to Scripture, and a great deal of live atmosphere. But no doubt, if you're familiar with Vineyard or Hosanna live albums you've heard this kind of sound a great number of times before. Typical, American, production-line praise. The problem.the problem.er, the problem. The problem with reviewing worship albums is that (a) the reviewing process has an uncanny ability to speak as much about the spiritual condition of the reviewer as anything else; (b) glib phrases like "production-line praise" are a helpful shorthand in conveying an idea that there's nothing MUSICALLY different that hasn't been heard literally a thousand times before, but show a lack of respect to those ministries at which they're directed miss the unarguable truth that far more than any other form of Christian music, recordings actually made during worship are "music plus", with a dimension that can best be abbreviated "ministry"; (c) the operation of the Holy Spirit through the vehicle of a recording cannot fully be communicated through a record review. We Christian journos may grope around for phrases like "seriously anointed". We may even be vulnerable and say something like "I actually entered into worship during the playing of the CD." (In the case of 'Winds Of Worship 7: Live From Brownsville', I have). But even then we wouldn't fully communicate that in the final analysis, some albums are God-breathed. Anything left to say about this Vineyard album, originally recorded in 1996 but not given UK release until 1997. Well, of course, it was recorded live at Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida which probably every Cross Rhythms reviewer currently wishes was their local church in that revival is currently visiting that church and tens of thousands have come into the Kingdom through its ministry. I could go on. I could mention that Brownsville worship leader Lindell Cooley and Vineyard worship leader Andy Park do a magnificent job here, I could exhort you to buy this alongside the other, equally stunning album 'Revival At Brownsville' recently available on Hosanna! Music. But I think I'll stop now and pray, thanking God that the Spirit of worship is now moving so powerfully through His Church.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Thea Watson in USA @ 01:38 on Jul 1 2008

I just love this album so much. its been for a while but as for me the music is still fresh and annointed. I am trying to buy one but its hard to get it. But Ive been so blessed for this album especialy during my worship and time alone with Jesus.



Posted by Dara Esposito in Leominster massachusetts @ 14:14 on Mar 19 2007

To whom it may concern, I cant get Live from Brownsville around here. Its no.7 could i have it ordered from you . Thank you and God Bless you.

Sincerely, Dara Lee Esposito



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