STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 156566-23244 LABEL: Integrity 0000768651025 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2015-07-13 RRP: £13.00
Reviewed by Matthew Cordle
This compilation is being promoted as "a comprehensive guide to one of our most gifted writers" and is a 15-track selection largely drawn from 2013's 'Worship Duets' and 2010's 'The Very Best Of Graham Kendrick' CDs. Both of these comprise new recordings, so we're not dealing here with repackaged old '80s recordings, as nostalgic as that might be for some people. The majority of the songs hark back to the "glorious" '80s and '90s; songs such as "Amazing Love" and "Meekness And Majesty" are still as powerful when sung today as they were back when they were first written and recorded. Graham's coupling of profound lyrics with catchy melodies in these songs has helped inspire many a church congregation to pour out their hearts in praise and worship through the years. Alongside these classics we also have a few more recent numbers such as "He Is Risen", a joyful Easter duet with Paul Baloche, and the reflective re-imagining of the traditional "Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven" with Martin Smith. However, I must point out that if you are looking for a compilation of Graham Kendrick's songs, '"The Very Best Of Graham Kendrick'" is far better value for money with 28 songs for the same price as the 15 here!
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Cherry picking of the Churches most popular work from one of the UK’s most prolific, influential and respected worship song writers, Integrity Music presents The Graham Kendrick Ultimate Collection. Graham Kendrick’s back catalogue spans multiple albums and contains some of the world’s best-loved worship songs, including colossal classics such as Shine Jesus Shine
and Knowing You Jesus.