Dave Pettigrew - Anchors: An Album Of Acoustic Worship

Published Tuesday 11th November 2014
Dave Pettigrew - Anchors: An Album Of Acoustic Worship
Dave Pettigrew - Anchors: An Album Of Acoustic Worship

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 150363-21979
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Stephen Curry

New Jersey-based singer/songwriter Pettigrew released his first album 'Somebody I'm Supposed To Be' a decade ago. His latest offering showcases his move into worship ministry. This EP offers seven cover versions of popular worship songs such as Hillsong United's "Tear Down These Walls", Jesus Culture's "Your Love Never Fails", Brooke Fraser's "Hosanna" and Keith Green's "O Lord You're Beautiful". Each track gets the stripped down acoustic treatment which allows Dave's voice to soar. The standout track is arguably MercyMe's "God With Us" with driving drums and guitar interspersed with some sensitive, quieter moments. The project could have done with a couple of self-penned numbers but on the whole these deft interpretations of congregational anthems work well.

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