STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 83589-16184 LABEL: Integrity 000768473023 FORMAT: CD Album RELEASE DATE: 2009-11-17 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
This live set of 13 new worship songs features the Grammy award winning choir's trademark power and conviction set to a wall of sound courtesy of a top class backing band and the renowned Nashville String Machine orchestra albeit recorded separately from the event. In addition, guest artistes such as Israel Houghton ("I'll Sing Of Your Love"), Jonathan Butler ("It All Belongs To You") and Paul Baloche ("Helpless") add their vocals and compliment a group of singers who are more than capable in their own right. Tracks like "(In Everything) We Give Thanks" make sure this is a God-glorifying affair whilst the African-tinged "Coming Back" tells of Jesus' return and stirs up an already enthusiastic crowd even more. The Choir have wisely resisted the temptation to make this a whirlwind of high octane gospel numbers and have included more tender numbers such as the aforementioned "Helpless" and the anthemic "Wonderful To Me" to make this an enjoyable and varied release.
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Worship with the 180 voice Brooklyn Choir and 3500 worshippers as they mightily declare the Name of the Lord.
Recorded LIVE in New York, this highly anticipated release features 13 new songs written by Carol Cymbala and The Brooklyn Tabernacle songwriting team.
From the inspiring Made To Live For You to the epic New Jerusalem to the powerful Declare Your Name, this album is sure to ignite hearts in praise.
Vocals are enriched by special guests Israel Houghton, Jonathan Butler, Paul Baloche and TaRanda Greene.