STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 136612-20687 LABEL: Integrity 0000768514726 FORMAT: CD Album RELEASE DATE: 2016-02-19 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by James Yelland
Britain's modern worship veteran here works with numerous younger worship talents with some new songs and some fresh reworkings of old classics. The result is entirely invigorating. "Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven" (with Martin Smith) and "The Servant King" (with The Rend Collective Experiment) are arguably the best tracks though his duets with Matt Redman, Paul Baloche (two of them), Darlene Zschech, Reuben Morgan and Michael W Smith all work surprisingly well. Different ages and styles are united throughout this fantastic recording and this is best summed up in the album's opening track "Hymn Of The Ages". Recorded with Matt Redman, this track's lyrics demonstrate that generations may come and go, people and approaches to worship will change with time, but God remains the same. The "hymn of the ages" remains unchanging.
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Graham Kendrick is known as the "father of worship" and is one of the leading modern hymn writers of our generation. his songs and hymns are sung by millions of people in numerous languages around the world. he is best known for the songs, Shine, Jesus, Shine, Amazing Love, Knowing You, History Makers and For This Purpose.
On the Duets project, Graham has collaborated with significant songwriters and worship leaders to write and record new songs for the Church. Duets features songs written and recorded with Darlene Zschech, Matt Redman, Paul Baloche, Martin Smith, Rend Collective Experiment, Reuben Morgan, Stuart Townend, Israel Houghton, Jon Egan, Keith and Kristyn Getty and Case Crayenord.
With mutual respect and humility, these outstanding songwriters have crafted a landmark album filled with songs of substance that will enrich our worship.
1. Hymn Of The Ages Duet with Matt Redman
2. He Is Risen Duet with Paul Baloche
3. Praise, My Soul The King Of Heaven Duet with Martin Smith
4. The Servant King [We Give Our Lives] Duet with Rend Collective Experiment
5. Saving Grace Duet with Michael W. Smith
6. Keep My Eyes On You Duet with Reuben Morgan
7. That Name Duet with Darlene Zschech
8. Oh What A Love Duet with Stuart Townend
9. What You Started Duet with Jon Egan
10. What Can I Do Duet with Paul Baloche