STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23992-12824 LABEL: Christian City Church 8204402 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2007-06-30 RRP: £2.50
Reviewed by Nigel Harris
Christian City Churches are an evangelical, Pentecostal church movement of over 100 churches worldwide founded by Pastors Phil and Chris Pringle. Oxford Falls was their first church, based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia and 'Here We Go' features worship leaders and songwriters Nikki Fletcher, Joe Pringle and Ryan Smith with songs that are beginning to spread to congregations across the globe. The boys' style is powerful, rock-based praise in the style of bands like Delirious?, while Nikki brings a softer electro pop vibe to her compositions. The anthemic title track made history in April 2007, entering the ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart at number 37 (and number 6 on the ARIA New South Wales singles sales list!), making it the highest-selling religious pop song since 1970. Being track one on the CD it slightly overshadows the next nine tracks, but only because it's such an outstanding song. The others stand up well in their own right. The final track is a terrific live recording of "Fear Not", Joe Pringle's new generation remix of dad Phil's classic. Taking the musicians over to Dreamlab in Los Angeles to record the studio tracks no doubt helped, and Daniel and Leah Pringle have done a great production job here, capturing the energy and spirit of this church. Great stuff.
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