STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 95859-17678 LABEL: Elevation ELE1563D FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2010-10-31 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Tom Lennie
Those not familiar with recent Keswick Praise output may be surprised to hear that songs from the likes of Delirious?, Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin all feature on the 2010 live Bible week recording. In distinction to the standard congregational hymn-singing format, a more contemporary feel has increasingly been creeping into the Keswick set for a good number of years now. Worship leaders this time round are Lou Fellingham and Stuart Townend, along with Peter Gunstone (music director of St Andrew's Church in Oxford) and Scots-born Colin Webster, who serves on the ministry staff at Cornerstone Church in Nottingham. There's a good cross-mix of old hymns (some of them, like "To God Be The Glory" are given smart new arrangements (though perhaps not quite a match for the originals) - along with the aforementioned more contemporary inclusions. A couple of my favourite tracks are the delightfully calypso "Sing Unto The Lord A New Song", and the South African melody "Thuma Mina". Throughout there's still that Keswick emphasis on lyrically-sound, Christ-centred songs, and it all adds up to an hour's worth of enjoyable worship.
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Live worship from The 2010 Keswick Convention. With worship leaders PETER GUNSTONE, COLIN WEBSTER, STUART TOWNEND & PHATFISH. Join with thousands gathered in the Keswick Main Tent as they put Christ into the centre of their song. The Keswick Convention has long held a reputation for the vibrant, communal and inclusive nature of it's celebrations This is a chance to revitalise memories of the event or maybe experience for the first time those special moments when God moves in his people as they worship him.