STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12027-157 LABEL: Vertical Music 26642 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £14.99
Reviewed by Jeremy Williams
There are some good songs on this album and some great melodies, but there is really so little to set this worship leader from North Dakota apart from hundreds of others. His voice isn't particularly distinctive and the pop-rock guitar-driven instrumentation breaks no new ground. The lyrics are unimaginative, re-treading the same old themes without really breathing any new life into them. It's a shame, as the intentions behind the music are clear and genuine, particularly on the heartfelt "Speak To Me", which is a beautiful song. As the chords are included on the CD-Rom, worship leaders seeking something new should check this one out. I'm sure some will find this a more rewarding listen than I did, but as a live worship album I didn't feel that 'A Place Called Surrender' quite shook off the "I guess you had to be there" factor.
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