Delirious? - World Service

Wednesday 5th November 2003
Delirious? - World Service
Delirious? - World Service

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
RELEASE DATE: 2003-12-15
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

After the sonically darker, more arty and ultimately less successful 'Audio Lessonover', Delirious? return with something more akin to classic Delirious?. A cleaner, straighter, less intense sound mixes in some of the worshipful elements of 'Glo' without it ending up as a "worship album". Certainly these are vertical songs and there are some rip roaring soaring songs like "Rain Down" with its plea for God to pour out his Spirit and the incredible driving "God In Heaven". There can't be many people who haven't heard the excellent "Majesty" after they gave thousands of copies away over the summer. "Everyone Knows" and "Inside/Outside" have a poppier sound and the latter has some cool vocals from Stu G. "Free" is typical of this new set in that it has an instantly memorable singalong chorus. Gorgeous string arrangements pop up here and there adding much beauty to the proceedings especially on "Everyone Knows" and "Mountains High". Another highlight is the broken ballad "I Was Blind" which finds Martin at his pleading best and then there's the introspective but reassuring "Every Little Thing" to close everything off. A definite return to form and an album that gets better every time you play it. Hopefully this will be enough to re-create the band's earlier momentum.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Grace Like A River [Listen]
2. Rain Down [Listen]
4. Majesty (Here I Am) [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Aaron in United Kingdom @ 03:33 on Aug 5 2008

i saw them live in alton towers at the ultimate events and they were awesome. delirious? is wat keeps me going and keeping my faith in god. It is ahrd being a the only christian in the whole entire of my family including aunts and uncles etc, if it were not for delirious i dont where i would be now as a christian........ DELIRIOUS ROCK THE UNIVERSE

Posted by angelina in United Kingdom @ 01:02 on Jan 24 2008

just listened 2 the samples and want 2 buy this. sounds great. all the best guys. watched u on tv recently in newzealand. Wow! Hope u come back to my church one day...

Posted by erika in SAN ANTONIO, TX USA @ 19:10 on Jul 17 2006

This was the first album i bought of the D boys. I could listen to this album all day and everyday!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see you guys live!!! Luv ya and god bless!!!!!!!!! :)

Posted by rebecca sullivan in Manchester/stockport @ 17:38 on Aug 31 2005

This is one of the only albums I have ever enjoyed the whole way through. Rain down is a song that builds up and exites you leaving you more hungry and exited about God. Majesty is a fantastic worship song which makes you want you want to sing along as loud as you can. The last song on this album is every little thing which just lifts you up and brings you to tears when you sing along with the moving lyrics.

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