Christiane Dente And Out Of The Grey - Voyage: Journey Of Prayer

Published Sunday 14th March 2010
Christiane Dente And Out Of The Grey - Voyage: Journey Of Prayer
Christiane Dente And Out Of The Grey - Voyage: Journey Of Prayer

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 87691-16290
LABEL: Centricity

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

As you may have read elsewhere on these pages, this album was inspired by The Valley Of Vision, a collection of Puritan prayers that have softly stirred the husband and wife duo's heart. This is the first new album from Out Of The Grey since 2001's '6.1' release. In the meantime Christine Dente has been doing some solo work but it is a joy to hear that most spine-tingling of voices accompanied by her multi-instrumentalist husband Scott. These days the duo are working as independents which has allowed them to craft an album which is spiritually meaty and musically adventurous. The songs draw on the prayers lyrically and it's refreshing to come across worship material which moves beyond the bland clich├ęs and phrases of the modern scene to something deeper. Musically this is less poppy than previous releases and the music takes a trip into some great subtleties and touches that are generally surprising. The result is a powerful album at all levels. Of course Christine's distinctive vocals are at the very heart of things as she sings these inspiring truths. Personal favourites include the moving "Return Again To Me" and "I Expect Great Things". Ultimately the heart of great Puritan faith speaks across the centuries to the modern heart that needs to rediscover the timeless truths conveyed in these songs. If you're looking for something with depth and beauty and you're tired of the same old same old when it comes to worship, track this one down!

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