Jon Bauer - Surround

Published Monday 10th March 2008
Jon Bauer - Surround
Jon Bauer - Surround

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 44085-13615
LABEL: Crossway
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Since the release of his debut album 'Life Of Worship' in 2003, Canadian worship leader Jon Bauer has won the Shai Award (Canada's equivalent of the Dove Awards) for New Artist Of The Year and has been nominated for a variety of other awards. His latest release sees him in continuing good form and features 10 self-penned songs produced by Bauer and band members Dave Clo and Jeff Watt. Setting the tone for an album of high octane guitar-driven worship songs, proceedings kick off with the energetic call to worship "Awaken" before launching into "Call Me" which showcases Bauer's ability to communicate God's heart through song. The album takes a more gentle turn with the likes of "Holy Lord" and "Giver Of Grace" before closing with a pleasing version of the old hymn "Holy Holy Holy" complete with a rousing new coda from Bauer. This is a fine collection of new worship songs from an artist whose output just gets better and better.

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