Chris Tomlin - Arriving

Published Tuesday 1st March 2005
Chris Tomlin - Arriving
Chris Tomlin - Arriving

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11232-10151
LABEL: Sixstepsrecords SPD94243
RELEASE DATE: 2004-10-15
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

I don't know about "arriving". In America at least this amenable Tesan has already established himself as a leading exponent of modern worship (not that Chris appreciates the "modern worship" tag). Tomlin's songs like "Forever" and "The Wonderful Cross" have made a huge impact on the US Church and it's only a matter of time before these joyful declarations of faith like "Indescribable", "Holy Is The Lord" and "How Great Is Our God" join them in being sung in thousands of American fellowships. Truly, Tomlin possesses the rare ability to write worship songs of infectious singability. Helping 'Arriving' achieve its impact (and it debuted high in America's mainstream album charts) is the crisp and inventive studio production by Ed Cash. Possibly not quite as "stripped down" as pre-release interviews might have suggested, this is still a fine example of the "less is more" art of production, with Cash's acoustic guitar work and intuitively rhythmic programming adding zest to Chris' songs of vertical love. An outstanding worship album.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 01:28 on Sep 19 2010

Chris Tomlin writes and sings the songs of today's ccm, that sooo many ccm artists would luv to!! Chris is quite a welcomed new addition to ccm; with this cd Chris has certainly arrived well!! I will never forget when I saw Chris perform live "Indescribable" and the amazing "How Great is our GOD". I immediately connected with these 2 songs, who wouldn't!! A long time ccm vet Steven Curtis Chapman, duets on "Unfailing Love": a top notch collaboration!! This cd contains some of the best songs ever heard!! We are blessed by the music of Chris Tomlin. I am soo glad to have this cd in my huge ccm collection; I wouldn't want to be without it!! GOD Bless! -Don

Posted by david mcadam in paisley @ 13:01 on Aug 17 2006

wow this is the best album i have heard in ages its just great

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