STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 16169-11027 LABEL: Integrity 000768383322 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by David Faulkner
If you want a representative (but not exhaustive) summary of one of today's finest worship songwriters, then look no further. Songs come from the three main phases of Doerksen's career: the North American Vineyard time, the British Vineyard stage and his current work with Integrity. And there's the inevitable previously unreleased song to catch completists. Instrumentation is wildly eclectic: standard band with a Hammond-like keyboard, Celtic pennywhistles and classical oboe. The songs are outstanding, even if curiously for a live release you can't hear the audience (congregation?) on every track. Don't let my minor carps put you off. Doerksen is one of Christendom's greatest worship songwriter and songs here like "Refiner's Fire" and "Faithful One" are true classics. If you want to worship, you'll be putting this on repeat play and burning it to iTunes just as I did.
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Recorded on tour in Europe, this totally live CD puts you in the middle of thousands of Europeans worshipping God, singing along with many of Brian's most loved songs.
Brian Doerksen Live In Europe is full of fresh and exciting versions of classics like Hope of the Nations and Come Now Is The Time To Worship, plus five songs not contained on You Shine or Today, and introduces Brian's new song When You Shepherd Me.
Songlist: Hope Of The Nations, Come Now Is The Time To Worship, You Are Everything (Everything I Need), When You Shepherd Me (The 23rd Psalm), Sinfonia from Cantata Number 12, J S Bach, Psalm 13 (How Long, O Lord), Faithful One, Fortress 144, Refiners Fire, Lifted, Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing), Today, Your Name Is Holy, Stay (Orphan's Song).