Benjamin Dunn & Friends - Circus Of Love

Published Monday 17th October 2011
Benjamin Dunn & Friends - Circus Of Love
Benjamin Dunn & Friends - Circus Of Love

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 118156-18470
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

This is a most unusual worship outfit from Santa Cruz, California who instead of playing the usual hyped up Britpop light fare a la Hillsong United or a myriad of Soul Survivor type bands, have concocted a sound which might appeal to David Crowder Band fans looking for some adventure. You need to know that Benjamin Dunn isn't just musically unconventional, his idea of a world tour is to visit the hugest rubbish tips of the Third World and minister to the poorest people who live there. Many of the songs have been inspired by those trips and the band are currently trying to raise money to build a "leper mansion" in India. Highlights are the fantastic driving vibey sound of the title track with its thunderous drums, huge "shouty" backing vocals and euphoric sound. "126" takes things to the other extreme with a chilled out atmospheric sound. "Leap Like A Deer" is the direction Crowder should go in now if left to his own devices! It's quirky, fun and worshipful! The closing cut "Sweetest Thing" was born out of a spontaneous song that Dunn sang over a leprous woman in a colony that he visited while he and the team were ministering. This is one of the best albums I've heard this year and though it's an independent release, I urge you to track it down! You won't be disappointed.

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Reader Comments

Posted by PHILIP HOBBS in ENGLAND @ 15:14 on Oct 9 2014

If the CIRCUS OF LOVE cd is as good as the Happy Gospel and Crowders Mystical Union,then I want it please.Only thing is that I gdont seem to be able to buy the cd version in England.Im tired of worship groups begging for what Jesus already did,or asking for forgiveness.OH how can I get this cd

Posted by Ian yates in Liverpool @ 16:59 on Oct 17 2011

defo a 10/10 album Mike!
Fab record!

Posted by catrina in lakeland florida @ 21:18 on Sep 6 2011

love the album, I bought it for my grandkids and they loved it (me to ) Ben is an anointed man of God

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