STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 168904-26552 LABEL: Centricity 0829619143126 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2018-04-27 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
Somewhat confusingly coming a decade after 2008's 'Resurrection Letters Vol 2' album, this so-called first instalment of songs that take Jesus' victory over death as its central theme is yet another quality release from Illinois-based singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson. Employing Peterson's trademark soft vocal delivery set to an unassuming yet fulfilling musical backdrop, this is a poignant and quietly uplifting collection of pieces that shine fresh light on the events surrounding the moment in history which changed everything for fallen man. Honing in on the finer details surrounding Christ's resurrection, the stirring opener "His Heart Beats" succeeds in offering up something new in the field of Easter songs whilst the poignant "Risen Indeed" tells the story from Peter's point of view as well as neatly relating the events of the cross to the transition from winter to spring each year. Elsewhere, the asymmetric "I've Seen Too Much" makes you feel as if you were there at the tomb those two thousand years ago before the tender and beautiful call and response song "He Is Worthy" helps close this exemplary Peterson release in style.
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Andrew Peterson is a man of many talents with a successful recording and songwriting career, as well as being the award-winning author of The Wingfeather Saga and the host of a highly popular online creative community called the Rabbit Room (www.RabbitRoom.com). Andrews upcoming release, Resurrection Letters: Vol. I is releasing to tell the story of Christs death, burial, and resurrection.
His 2015 studio album, The Burning Edge of Dawn, debuted No. 2 on Billboard Current Contemporary Christian Top Albums Chart, his highest charting record to date. Critics have given strong reviews for this project, even naming him as one of the
foremost singer/songwriters around.
Last Words (Tenebrae)
Well Done, Good And Faithful
The Ninth Hour
His Heart Beats
I’ve Seen Too Much
Remember and Proclaim
Maybe Next Year
Is He Worthy?
All Things Together