STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 29235-13347 LABEL: Furious? FURYCD11 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 RELEASE DATE: 2007-09-15 RRP: £1.00
Reviewed by Simon Eden
Of all the thousands of CDs I have ever heard or own, 2000's 'Glo' by Delirious? is the one that I consider to be the best (yes - better than Sgt Pepper or the like). Starting with a Gregorian Chant style opening that many consider to be typical of all Christian music, the album smashes the stereotype and continues to take Christian music simultaneously into the stratosphere of stadium rock and contemporary church worship. "My Glorious" is such a track, loud enough for a stadium, but with a congregational aspect. The songs are parcelled with four "Glo In The Dark" tracks which are spontaneous and even prophetic in nature. All that has been packed up with 1999's 'Mezzamorphis' album, which includes the beautiful tear-inducing "It's OK", and the singles "See The Star" and "Gravity". 'Mezzamorphis' is an album of some of Martin Smith's best songs, but with a slightly more chilled acoustic feel than the power of 'Glo'. If you missed either of these albums first time round be thankful for this re-release.
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Fusing together 2 CD’s from Delirious? in one package.
It was 1999. We were thinking about the millennium bug and The Matrix and getting concerned. Then along comes Mezzamorphis: perhaps the most adventurous, self-assured album ever released by Delirious? With the bluster of Bliss, the force of Gravity and Heaven and the guts of It’s OK, the album scored some pretty decent mainstream reviews. Features the singles See the Star and It’s OK.
Then a year later, and it was time for a change. Glo showed that the band played with just as much passion in church as they did in the club. As far as Delirious? albums go it’s a real treat. With the band returning to their church-first roots they churned out a whole bunch of in-your-face anthems and on-your-knees classics. From My Glorious to Investigate the album turns up the heat. Glo was the number one Christian best seller for eight months and includes My Glorious and the more introspective Jesus’ Blood.