STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9139-8860 LABEL: Inpop POD1263 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £10.76
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
Picking up where the original Sonicflood left off, Acquire The Fire has taken rock 'n’ roll worship as their own. The first track “Lift” does a good job at introducing the listener to the worship experience, with a heavy dose of guitars. This is one of only a few original compositions made for this disc, but the Vineyard songs are well picked, as is Tim Hughes’ “Here I Am To Worship” and Mercy Me’s “I Can Only Imagine”. Once again, Acquire The Fire make a decent collection of worship songs aimed at rock 'n’ roll worshippers. That is the benefit and drawback of this CD. While it is well played, and the arrangements are well presented, it lacks immediacy of worship and approachability. “I Can Only Imagine” has become a standard cover that is used too often. While it may be sincerely used in the Acquire The Fire events across the US, it seems like it was added so people would buy the CD. One of the pleasant surprises on the disc was the extra track with Keith Green performing his song “Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful”. It can’t get any better than that! ‘Live The Difference’ is a good commercial representation of an Acquire The Fire event and is sure to continue to inspire young people to worship God in a cool way. This is the best Acquire The Fire worship collection yet and fans of this particular brand of rock n’ roll worship won’t be disappointed.
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