STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 130019-19564 LABEL: In:ciite Media 696859309908 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-11-12 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by James Yelland
Hailing from Southlake, Texas, this is the fifth live release from Gateway Worship, following on from 'Great Great God'. Gateway's considerable team of worship leaders and pastors are represented here with songs led by, amongst others, Thomas Miller, Kari Jobe, David Moore and Walker Beach. Immediately obvious with this release is the enormous energy of both the worship band and the atmosphere created by a congregation of well over 20,000 attendees. Many live recordings struggle to balance the presence and sound of both the band and the congregation but pleasingly this is not the case here. Despite the stadium-based nature of this music, there is a real mixture here of both epic anthems and acoustic songs of intimate devotion. One particular example of this is the beautiful "139", a stunning and moving meditation on the Psalm. Even better, there has clearly been thought put into the track order so that the songs sit together comfortably to create a feeling of progression. This is a genuinely excellent collection from the Texan mega-church.
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Forever Yours is a live worship album, with an group of lead singers and worship leaders, led by Thomas Miller, Kari Jobe, David Moore and Walker Beach. It unfolds a story of being found in God, choosing to search outside of God, and finally, being redeemed and restored to the One and only God. Ultimately, Forever Yours is an array of worship-expression - praise, adoration, confession, and redemption are heard throughout the album, with the signature sound and powerful lyrics that identify Gateway Worship.
This album is filled with beautiful moments of inspiration, and heart-felt anthems of gratitude that celebrate more than anything else, that we are forever His.