Jesus Culture - Awakening: Live From Chicago

Published Tuesday 24th January 2012
Jesus Culture - Awakening: Live From Chicago
Jesus Culture - Awakening: Live From Chicago

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 119431-18855
LABEL: Jesus Culture Music ELE1741D
RELEASE DATE: 2011-11-29
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Stephen Luff

Jesus Culture has made an enormous impact on 21st century worship around the world with their powerful and often prophetic worship songs. This recording was made at their first arena gathering and features past album songs "We Are Hungry", "Dance" and the outstanding rock-based chorus "The Anthem" which finishes the album on an enormous high! New tracks such as "Father Of Lights" with its cry "Love has a voice/Love has a name/Jesus, Jesus" and "Awaken Me" are appearing on disc for the first time. All the energy and atmosphere is here that you would expect (along with the acoustics you get with a large venue) and it does not take long to get absorbed. Musically, the U2/ Delirious/Coldplay influences are there with the soaring guitars and anthem style choruses, for example "Glorious" sung by Katie Torwalt and "Holding Nothing Back" sung by Chris Quilala (written by Martin Smith and Tim Hughes) are particularly powerful. The impact of this release will be felt for some time to come.

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Product Description

Jesus Culture's sixth live worship album is a stunning collection of passionate songs on 2 CDs. Recorded at the Awakening conference, in Chicago, it aims to ignite a generation of revivalists around the world.

The album features the Jesus Culture band including Kim Walker-Smith and Chris Quilala, as well as Jake Hamilton, Bryan & Katie Torwalt and Kristene DiMarco and is packed with brilliant new songs of worship for the Church.

Reader Comments

Posted by Alan Hewson in United Kingdom @ 19:28 on Jan 26 2012

Wonderful songs, Spirit filled worship. Uplifting atmosphere, you just have to sing along with this group. Kim is inspirational on this album. I hope they release a DVD of this event.

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