Abundant Life Ministries, Bradford, England - Divine Exchange

Wednesday 1st May 2002
Abundant Life Ministries, Bradford, England - Divine Exchange
Abundant Life Ministries, Bradford, England - Divine Exchange

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD2385
RELEASE DATE: 2001-03-22
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

The phenomenal success of Hillsongs through the '90s, as their vibrant and gutsy brand of inspirational power praise did more than most to push back the boundaries of worship music, has spawned a plethora of imitations, with clones of Darlene Zschech popping out of the woodwork all over the place. Some of these plagiarists are more blatant than others, the worst being those who trot out (or churn out, depending on how good or bad they are) Hillsong covers note for note. Much more likely to gain my approval are those who write their own stuff, and Abundant Life Ministries, Bradford is one such outfit. Nevertheless, the 11 songs on this CD are stylistically so very similar to typical Russell Fragar or Reuben Morgan opuses, that comparisons are inevitable. Production values are good, there's an excellent live atmosphere on the recording and everybody makes all the right sounds, but in absolute terms, it doesn't measure up, mainly because the material itself isn't strong enough. If you've never heard the genuine article, by all means buy this; but if you have, as I have, then you might be left a little bit disappointed.

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2. I Am Changed [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Billy Anthony in Cebu City Phillipines @ 20:17 on Apr 23 2012

im very very appreciate your song..b'cuz its really true and amazing song touch my.. heart especially divine exchang, you are my god, and I enter in. pls send me a song my mp3 collection to worship god.. jesus almighty.. pls...pls.. i need that... can u help me... so great in my life...

Posted by Angelline Makoni in Dallas Texas @ 22:44 on Jan 25 2007

Divine exchange is a good album which brings one into God's presence . Some of the tracks were taken from the word and through singing God's word can sink into ones heart . You guys did a good job and you sang almost like hillsong .Keep up the good work which the Lord has begun in you .God bless

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