Essential Worship Workout Mix - Essential Worship Workout Mix Vol 1

Published Wednesday 24th August 2011
Essential Worship Workout Mix - Essential Worship Workout Mix Vol 1
Essential Worship Workout Mix - Essential Worship Workout Mix Vol 1

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 4 4 4 4
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 104167-16472
LABEL: Elevation ELE1605D
RELEASE DATE: 2011-01-17
RRP: £2.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Back in the early '90s America's N-Soul Records started a series of albums "Nitro Praise" which in their time were considered rather cutting edge in that they put the dance rhythms of clubland to batches of contemporary worship songs. Since that time other attempts have been made to engage church-going youth who don't enjoy the standard stadium rock worship template with something at least vaguely akin to the techno, gospel house and drum & bass styles of today's dance scene. Unfortunately, as this album shows there is a cheesiness in the overall concept which cannot be entirely eradicated. The fact is, songs like "Amazing God", "Hosanna" and "Jesus Saves" can't be transformed easily into dance music and although producer/remixer Ardent Al (whoever he is) tries valiantly to keep funky grooves going on the songs here it often simply sounds contrived even when he has retained the original lead vocals of some of the tracks. As if trying to cover their options, Elevation have tried to package this set of pop electro makeovers as a keep fit CD so the sleeve comes complete with Key Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle and even a recipe Elevation's Essential 'Go Faster' smoothie! Maybe there will be some overweight believers who'll want this album pumping from their iPods as they run around the park. But in truth, there are many funkier albums than this in Christendom which would get the legs pumping.

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Product Description

Whether you’re an enthusiastic beginner or an experienced athlete, our essential worship workout mix is the perfect companion for a healthier lifestyle. Our three innovative 20-minute mixes will provide the perfect playlist for exercise whether you’re running, dancing, rollerblading, skiing or spinning and will quickly become the gym-user's favourite musical cheerleader. This is the soundtrack where fitness meets faith, and where worship shapes get ready and get going!

You've all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You're after one that's gold eternally. 1 Corinthians 9: 24-25 (Message)

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