Hillsong Music Australia - By Your Side

Wednesday 1st December 1999
Hillsong Music Australia - By Your Side
Hillsong Music Australia - By Your Side

STYLE: Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1189-1535
LABEL: Hillsong Music HMACD122
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 1999-09-01
RRP: £9.78

Reviewed by Norman Smith

Despite my serious reservations regarding the Hollywood-esque glamour image that Hills Christian Life Centre actively promotes, happily, this live worship collection cuts through image and visual appearance admirably, There are many plusses here: Darlene Zschech (who has her regulation blonde hair and singing open mouth pictorially plastered everywhere) has thankfully limited her songs to just two, as they are the weakest of the set, and other songwriters at the fellowship have been given their big chance. They undoubtedly take it, and throughout a consistently strong arrangement, two new writers take the spoils. Guitarist Raymond Badham's "Feel Like I'm Falling" is a fast-paced gem with a hook-line from Heaven, and drummer Luke Munns' "Stay" is an outstanding achievement of opening melody rising to a chorus crescendo that most worship song writers can only dream of. The musicianship is top-notch to boot, and it all makes for an essential purchase. Give 'em another chance, Darlene!

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Reader Comments

Posted by emmanuel in italy @ 16:36 on Jul 25 2008

YES



Posted by Nathan Davis in Cornwall UK @ 09:37 on Oct 15 2006

Spot on Album - driving rhythms, heartfelt lyrics !
"you said" - rocks and so does "I Feel Like I'm Falling" and so does "Great In Power" - lots of good ones that set your soul on course to the father.



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