Hillsong United - The iHeart Revolution: With Hearts As One
STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 51665-DVD455 LABEL: Hillsong Music HMADVD212 FORMAT: DVD Music video ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2008-12-05 RRP: £14.99
Reviewed by Ian Webber
With recordings released by Hillsong you have a good idea what you are in for: worship music that has a familiar sound, professionally packaged. Both in terms of content and quality of production, this DVD, more or less, delivers. It contains 19 live tracks recorded by the rockier branch of the Australian mega-church, Hillsong United, as they travelled the world. The music, as you may expect, is pop rock based and includes favourites such as "One Way", "The Stand", "Take It All" and "All I Need Is You" though the sound quality is sometimes below par. What I appreciate in this recording, however, are the short contributions by names such as Martin Smith and Brother Andrew that separate the tracks. These contributions help to place the familiar songs in a context that outlines Hillsong's vision for its ministry and mission. Within these short breaks you are also taken on a visual tour of the world including some beautifully filmed scenes. The camera work is artistic, although after a while the grainy low budget effect seems a little overdone. As a new insight into the world of Hillsong, this video was instructive and included some energetic performances. Its length did mean though that only the most determined would be able to watch this in one sitting.
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Part of the iHeart Revolution project, this DVD captures amazing live worship from United’s 2006 world tour.
With Hearts As One captures the amazing sound of Hillsong United’s powerful songs being shared with worshippers from around the world. Now releasing is this DVD with live music, documentary elements and overlay from cities, worship events and moments around the world. The recordings are all taken from United’s 2006 world tour and come from different towns and cities from across the world, including Cape Town, London, Toronto, Kiev, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Manilla and many more. Featuring many of United’s best loved songs including ‘Take It All’, ‘From The Inside Out’, ‘One Way’ and ‘The Stand’, also included are 2 brand new tracks that have never been recorded before.