Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff, Israel Houghton and The Lakewood Church Choir - Cover The Earth: Lakewood Live
STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9194-8912 LABEL: Integrity 27822 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Jennifer Brooker
These new songs (13 fresh compositions, one uninspired new arrangement) have not translated well to a recorded medium. Live they may have been pretty exciting, but on disc the opening track in particular is a confused cacophony of sound and a listener at home is only too aware of how derivative much of the material is. Both Cindy and Israel have interesting musical backgrounds - Cindy with the Southern gospel-turned-pop group Cruse and Israel as an acclaimed blue eyed practioner of black gospel music. But if the songs presented here sound like every other praise and worship leader one has heard, then the songwriting team is still searching for its own distinctive compositional voice.
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Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas is the largest evangelical church in America with a congregation of 30,000 people.
The church's worship services are seen weekly on TV by millions of viewers around the world who tune into worship with Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff and Israel Houghton and to hear the dynamic sermons by Pastor Joel Olsteen.
This powerful follow up to 'We Speak To Nations', will enable you to share in this anointed worship at anytime.