Chris Bowater - Still

Friday 7th November 2003
Chris Bowater - Still
Chris Bowater - Still

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD2533
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Chris has written his share of classics down the years and it says much for his discernment that he finds room on his new studio album for a song by that hugely underrated but powerfully anointed worship leader Godfrey Birtill. The Birtill/Scott song “Looking For Your Presence” is indeed a gem. Elsewhere on this set, produced and programmed by Howard Williams and Chris’ son Daniel at Lincoln’s seemingly always busy dB Studios, and overdubbed in esoteric places like Canada and Portugal, you get a selection of Bowater compositions old (1996’s “Here In The Presence”) and new (the moving “Vessels Made Of Clay”), songs by other composers (David Hind penned the title song while Andy Smith and Johnny Markin provide “We’ve Been Crying Out For Mercy”) and there are versions of a couple of hymns (“O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” and “O Breath Of Life”). A similarity of tempo and mood mar enjoyment slightly but those blessed by Chris’ ministry will want the gifted grandfather’s latest offering.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. We Magnify Your Name [Listen]
2. Looking For Your Presence [Listen]
3. Here In The Presence [Listen]
4. I Fear You [Listen]
5. O God O God [Listen]
6. Still [Listen]
7. Jesus Name Thats As Ointment [Listen]
8. Receive Our Adoration [Listen]
9. Face To Face [Listen]
10. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go [Listen]
11. Light Of My Life [Listen]
12. O Breath Of Live [Listen]
13. Weve Been Crying Out For Mercy [Listen]
14. I Will Arise [Listen]
15. Vessels Made Of Clay [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Anthony Roberts in East sussex @ 15:29 on Mar 8 2018

I would like to know if there are brass band parts published for o love that wilt not let me go sung by Chris Bowater.

Posted by Charlotte Hitchcock in Canterbury, Kent @ 15:39 on Feb 7 2011

Please could you tell me how I could get hold of the CD 'Still' (2003) by Chris Bowater. I've tried everywhere and not having any joy at the moment.

Thank you.

Reply by Christine Parker in Alton, Hants @ 15:13 on Jan 8 2016

I have a cd of this if you still want one.

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