Bluetree - Live In Oklahoma 2013

Published Tuesday 20th May 2014
Bluetree - Live In Oklahoma 2013
Bluetree - Live In Oklahoma 2013

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 150470-21934
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £11.00

Reviewed by A T Bradford

As all followers of modern worship will know, Bluetree are an Irish band who burst onto the scene with their debut album featuring the song "God Of This City", now considered a worship classic. There have been major changes for Bluetree since then and only lead singer/songwriter Aaron Boyd remains from the original lineup. Honed over the three week Super Summer event in Oklahoma in June 2013, this live recording features a new version of "God Of This City" as well as some powerful new songs. "Under My Feet" (the devil, that is) is a driving, no holds barred duet with crowd exhortations to "rise up and sing" and an energy reminiscent of classic early Ishmael material. "In Christ Alone" is given a similar 2014 treatment, with an all guns blazing electric guitar courtesy of Peter Burton. "You Are My Rock" opens with sensitive keys delivered by Nathan Jess and is marked by a lyric to match - "You are my ever present shelter". An equally soulful rendering of "When I Survey" graces the album's otherwise more frenetic numbers. If high octane praise complemented by reflective worship is your thing then this is the album for you.

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