Chris & Jennie Orange And Band - The Acoustic Sessions: Live Worship From London

Published Wednesday 20th April 2011
Chris & Jennie Orange And Band - The Acoustic Sessions: Live Worship From London
Chris & Jennie Orange And Band - The Acoustic Sessions: Live Worship From London

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 85835-17782
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Matt McChlery

Chris and Jennie are well established worship leaders at London's Ichthus Christian Fellowship. This album captures a live worship event at All Saints Church in London during 2008 and contains a lot of ebb and flow. The use of the marimba gives the unplugged, acoustic sound a bit of an ethnic feel in places which works well. This album is clearly targeted at taking listeners into an active place of worship. Simply listening to the songs is not enough. As a result, tracks are unconventionally long, often upwards of 10 minutes each. The lyrics, although scriptural, feel a little tired and dated to me as a lot of extremely familiar Christian clich├ęs are recycled yet again in a number of the songs. However, 'The Acoustic Sessions' in essence is a worship album that draws your heart and turns your mind towards God. It moves from moments of celebration in "There Is A New Song" to moments of tender intimacy in "One Thing I Ask". "Lord We Come To Seek Your Face" is a song just perfect for soaking in God's presence.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Stephen Biggs in Devon @ 09:39 on Dec 3 2010

The find of the year, soothing, uplifting, "Lord we seek your face" draws alongside Larry Norman The Outlaw as my all time favourite Christian song.



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