Jarrod Cooper - King Of Kings, Majesty & Beautiful River
STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 102497-18333 LABEL: Kingsway KWCD3200 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 RELEASE DATE: 2010-12-06 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Tom Lennie
This double-CD pull-together from Hull's best-known worship leader could perhaps be titled 'The Ultimate Jarrod Cooper Worship Collection', containing as it does some of his most popular songs contained on two of his most highly rated worship recordings, with an impressive running time of two hours and 15 minutes in total. The two featured albums are from 2005 and 2008 respectively and contain a host of mainly gentle praise and worship. The main distinction between the two discs is that the earliest one contains more stylistic variety - several appearing in relatively upbeat pop format. 'Beautiful River' on the other hand consists almost entirely of laid-back inspirational worship - and beautiful songs they are. A great many of the tunes (especially on 'King Of Kings') are Cooper's own; these he blends in with a number of borrowed beauties. The effect is impressive - calming, inspirational, heavenly. Jarrod has beautiful soft vocals; indeed, I can't think of anyone with a voice more suited to this type of adorational material. His cover of LeBlanc's "Above All Powers" is particularly inspiring, while his own world-famous "King Of Kings Majesty" still sounds as majestieral and charming as it ever did. A treasure-trove of inspirational worship.
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Fusebox is the family name for the release of a select bunch of albums; classics that have done more than their fair share of defining and accelerating the growth of contemporary worship around the world.
Jarrod Cooper is the latest worship leader to join the Fusebox series. Bringing together albums King Of Kings, Majesty and Beautiful River. Featuring a classy collection of sophisticated, piano led worship. Includes songs Today, Above All Powers, Famous One, At the Foot of the Cross and Beautiful River.