Dave Lubben - A Place Called Surrender

Published Tuesday 1st March 2005
Dave Lubben - A Place Called Surrender
Dave Lubben - A Place Called Surrender

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Vertical Music 26642
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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Reader Comments

Posted by thirsty in newreleasetuesday.com @ 12:25 on Apr 25 2008

It surprises me that not many people know the music of Dave Lubben. At least the people I know.

Searching the internet for nice Christian music, somehow Dave Lubben came across. His song "Who You Are" touched me and made me curious about this man. Did he write more songs and how will they sound?

"A Place Called Surrender" is filled with worship songs coming from the heart. And that's why they touch the heart. The songs are about different subjects concerning faith. About wanting to get to know the Lord ("Who You Are", "Speak To Me"), about worshipping and praising God ("Lord Most High", "King Of Nations", "You Reign") and about surrendering to Him ("Surrender", "Lay It Down").

Read more of this review at www.newreleasetuesday.com/nrteam/thirsty

Posted by kim @ 20:23 on Jun 27 2005

the first time i heard this cd... i might have agreed... but starting the cd through the second time... i couldn't get enough of it... i can't pinpoint it... but there is something there... something that stopped me from changing the cd in my car for more than a month. The person that first turned me onto this cd felt just about the same way. He was hooked from the first time and really liked the songs.

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