Elation - Elation

Published Tuesday 8th November 2011
Elation - Elation
Elation - Elation

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 119392-18521
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

Elation is a worship trio from Leicestershire, consisting of worship leaders Ben Williams and Dan Harris, along with music engineer Joe Gilliver. For this six-track mini-disc they've teamed up with Feed The Hungry UK to help in bringing hope to a starving world. For the cost of just one EP, a child can be fed for an entire month, or it can provide over 100 meals for children in poverty stricken countries. The band's music consists of five self-composed worship songs (one is repeated as a live recording). These are thoughtful songs - the opening cut expressing the importance that "my worship not just be words, my heart song not just be peace". Worship according to these guys is a life so devoted to God that it results in real Christian service. Ponderous songs of Christ-exaltation rather than upbeat anthems, lyrics focus on both the majesty of God and Christ's sacrifice for us, and what that means. "Father God" is a beautiful acoustic piece, in the form of a prayer seeking freedom for oppressed people throughout the world. A fine recording in aid of a terrific cause.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.