STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 134110-19946 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by A T Bradford
Cornerstone Church in Johnson City is blessed with some anointed worship, led by pastors Dr Barry and Rev Ann Burns. This offering opens with "Holding Nothing Back" and an all-guns-blazing electric guitar salvo, with robust drums rocking throughout. The song cleverly weaves new lyrics ("I am chosen, I am free, living for eternity/Free to live, free to give, free to be and free to love you Lord") with those of "Amazing Grace" in a lively new rhythm. "Holy" carries a strong keys line supporting Ann Burns' vibrant vocal lead; and a sensitive rendering of the Bethel favourite "One Thing Remains" is punctuated by McClure Boyd's drumming. Music director Beverly Myers' "Perfect Love" breathes worship, with a chorus of "hallelujah, amen" and a melody line with a tiny nod to Leonard Cohen. Tom Lockley's "See His Love" balances John McLean's electric guitar with Boyd's drums in a compelling cover. This is a well-produced selection of worship numbers.
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