Easter People - Global Vision: Live Worship From Easter People 2002

Monday 18th November 2002
Easter People - Global Vision: Live Worship From Easter People 2002
Easter People - Global Vision: Live Worship From Easter People 2002

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD2408
RELEASE DATE: 2002-08-23
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by Rosemary Payne

An enthusiastic call to praise and worship our Maker greets you on the first track of this live album, one of several very short tracks on this, the latest in a long line of releases in the Worship Experience series. Brevity is made up for in quality arrangements and powerful vocals as well as a sense of inevitably having one's spirit lifted while listening to a succession of upbeat songs. "Great And Marvellous", co-written by Easter People worship leader Geraldine Latty, captures the vibe with the lyric "All the nations every race coming now to seek your face...". The feel of God's people uniting globally in powerful worship is supported by the presence of two partial South African dialect tracks and the beautiful Spanish/English "Santo, Santo (Holy Holy)" alongside classic Graham Kendrick track "Far And Near", surely the consummate ecumenical call to worship. A Wesley classic hymn and other golden oldies are included, effectively transcending boundaries of geography and time to unite the assembled throng in worshipping God. The simplicity of "Our God Is A Great Big God" is obviously aimed at young children, so the appeal is universal. The focus is most determinedly on God and enthusiasm for worship is in abundance, however, there is nothing truly outstanding about this recording. Buy it for a bit of background music and you will not be disappointed.

Rosie Payne is an unpaid home manager and mum and also an (as yet) unpublished poet, living in Comrie, Perthshire.

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