STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 149980-21908 LABEL: Elevation ELE2005D FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2014-03-10 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Stephen Curry
This is a collection of songs from the Jesus Culture back catalogue which have been reworked into dance and electronic tracks by Lucas Hogg (Oh Snap It's Luke). Each track provides a unique take on Jesus Culture classics while retaining the essence of the original. While remixes can often last longer than the originals these offerings are all shorter as they are solid electronic studio versions without sections of spontaneous worship. Kim Walker-Smith's 'Alive' is one of the standout cuts as well as the popular 'Rooftops'. One of the more eclectic reworks is 'Pursuit' with a hypnotic techno beat underpinning synthesised vocals. 'Your Love Never Fails' provides a memorable beat worthy of any dance track. It is interesting that this has been released at the same time as Hillsong United's 'White' album of dance and ambient remixes showing there is a creative urge within the church to present different styles of worship. It is clear that Reconstructed Vol 1 will have an eagerly awaited sequel.
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Jesus Culture Reconstructed Vol.1 is a collection of songs previously released by Jesus Culture Music and remixed with a fresh, electronic sound from "Oh Snap It's Luke". Featuring popular songs from the Jesus Culture band like "Pursuit" and "Your Love Never Fails", as well as tracks from various Jesus Culture Music artists such as Bryan and Katie Torwalt's "He is the Light" and "King of All the Earth" and Derek Johnson's "I Belong To You".