STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20695-11625 LABEL: Beach Street 602341010627 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 EXTRAS: bonus DVD RELEASE DATE: 2006-10-04 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
This is a hugely impressive memento of Casting Crowns' Lifesong Tour which drew more than 357,000 people and, according to the statistics, brought "43,000 salvation responses." Clearly Mark Hall and his musical compatriots have something special and this celebration of powerful pop rock worship hits home. The CD portion opens with powerful versions of "Lifesong" and "Praise You In This Storm", both of which were number one radio singles in the US, while the track "Does Anybody Hear Her?" is currently getting major American radio exposure. The seven-song CD also has a bonus song, "Set Me Free". It's the DVD disc which will probably attract the most attention, though. As well as a 5.1 SurroundSound mix there is a short form video of "Does Anybody Hear Her?" and a 30-minute documentary of a day in the life of a busy band which portrays Mark as a Godly man as he juggles fatherhood, ministry and touring. All in all, this is a release which many Casting Crown supporters will want.
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For those who love Casting Crowns, Lifesong Live is the most insightful look yet into the band’s music and members.
This dynamic DVD/CD Combo includes six songs on DVD as well as seven live songs on CD from the Lifesong Tour. The set also features the new Does Anybody Hear Her music video along with a behindthe-scenes 'making of the music video' segment.
This great combo also includes 12 bonus featurettes such as a typical day in the hectic life of lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall as he juggles fatherhood, ministry and touring; a look at each of the members’ lives in their home churches; the humorous antics of the band’s most colourful character and drummer, Andy Williams; and the gospel message from tour pastor Tony Nolan.
No other place gives you access to live music and in-depth, behind-the-scenes footage of one of the most successful tours and most loved bands in Christian music.