STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 152668-22293 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Matt McChlery
Community lies at the heart of this gentle and uplifting 11 track album by Everyday Worship. Recorded at home in Derby, behind a blue door (hence the album title) a group of family and friends gathered together to create this simple yet exquisite album of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. It is a lovely collection of self-penned songs of worship alongside some old hymns such as "Above Me" that have been given fresh arrangements. Featuring the lead vocal talents and/or songwriting skills of Simon Shaw, Gaynor Shaw, Wendy Green and Canadian Rachel Meissner 'The Blue Door' is one of those worship albums that you just have to listen to! Tracks that deserve special mention are "Gather Round" that contains some fantastic banjo and sliding steel guitar and "Holy" that is an excellent soaking song. I love the heart and emphasis of this album where worship is placed right in the centre of the home; where it is something woven into the very fabric of what it means to be a family; where Jesus is placed firmly in the centre of it all. Everyday Worship has a sound similar to that of All Sons & Daughters with the same tender yet powerful feel. This album is extremely well produced by Andy Green of Cornerhouse Productions and the whole project comes complete with chord charts that are available on the band's website. As you listen to this album I hope that you too will recognise God in the ordinary and the everyday of life.
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