STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 33228-13197 LABEL: Fair Trade Services 000768427729 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2007-10-31 RRP: £8.99
Reviewed by Peter John Willoughby
This CD started life as 'Burn For You' before being retitled. Steve Fee has previously recorded 'Sacred Space' and is a worship leader at North Point Community Church in Atlanta and has risen to US prominence through the seminal Passion events. His band, showcased here, are an exceptional, powerful rock worship unit. The opening guitar on "All Because Of Jesus" and "Burn For You" sent shivers down my spine as it reminded me of the shimmering guitar that I first heard on 'The Joshua Tree' by U2. Also the track "We Shine" could easily have been done by Delirious? as it closely resembles their style of anthemic rock. That cut alone, much played on CR's Rimmerama programme, makes this a must have for those looking for rock praise with true rock'n'roll passion. I'm not sure why they decided to record the Tim Hughes song "Happy Day" when they could have easily put in another one of their own compositions but their reading is powerful. My favourite song is "Grace Will Be My Song" which is a quiet ballad for two and a half minutes before the lead guitar crashes in. Unquestionably, a top quality rock worship album.
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Fee is an established artist having been featured at Passion ‘07, Catalyst, 7:22, and is artist in residence at North Point Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the states growing churches.
'We Shine' features 13 tracks of cutting edge rock worship with songs that are already making their mark in worship circles around the world. This CD promises to become a favourite of worship leaders nd worshippers alike.