Hillsong United - Live In Miami

Published Monday 18th March 2013
Hillsong United - Live In Miami
Hillsong United - Live In Miami

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Hillsong Music HMADVD255
FORMAT: DVD Music video
RELEASE DATE: 2012-02-13
RRP: £14.99

Reviewed by Tim Goodall

United treat us to a visual rendition of their unendingly popular worship songs. High energy and visually competent, the recording unfortunately can give the impression of being more of a rock concert than a worship event - the style and substance of the recording very similar to live recordings of mainstream bands. Of course, we are taken through live and slightly altered versions of what have become the classic Hillsong United songs, which can tend to sound the same as you get towards the end of the concert. The DVD menu is easily navigated and there are suitable options for subtitles. The bonus feature, "In the Aftermath", is an interesting visual journey through the various meanings and understandings of what aftermath might mean, focusing in on a number of different characters, each facing the results of a disaster (living in the aftermath, if you like), giving personal testimony to living in the aftermath of the cross of Christ. This really is the highlight of the DVD.

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Product Description

Having led worship in churches, stadiums and open fields around the world, UNITED's Live In Miami is the first live album from the band in four years and features 22-tracks all captured during the band's sold out worship night in Miami. In 2011, best-selling modern worship band Hillsong UNITED brought a new and fresh approach to tours, visuals, songs and multimedia to the U.S. for the widely successful 'Aftermath' Tour. The tour logged sold out worship nights in venues across the country - from New York to Los Angeles (where the band became the first Christian band to sell out Staples Center) and back east to Miami where the CD and DVD were recorded.

In studio and out of studio, on tour or home at Hillsong Church, UNITED is committed to sharing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound, connects with churches, individuals and ultimately connects people everywhere with God. Born out of the Youth Movement of Australia's Hillsong Church, UNITED is fronted by worship leaders Joel Houston, Jad Gillies, Jonathon "JD" Douglass and backed by an evolving collaboration of pastors, worship leaders, musicians and songwriters - all intentional about giving voice to a generation passionate about God.

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