STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 121798-18942 LABEL: Rainingpresence 689076435789 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-01-10 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Neil Phipps
For those unfamiliar with this style of album, Kimberly and Alberto Rivera's latest offering of spontaneous Spirit-led music is like attending the final part of a worship meeting at a large conference or church; the songs have been sung, the talk has been given and the congregation are now in a free-flow, Spirit-led ministry time. As a result, the album begins in a really powerful way and doesn't let up; as soon as the Play button is pressed, the listener is transported into an atmosphere of prayer and praise. Kimberley's vocals are powerful and prophetic, and the musical accompaniment is textured and layered, providing a power all of its own. As it progresses, the album gets more specific as the songs are sung over specific age groups from the 20s to the 60s and up. This is both a strength and a weakness, as the openness and glory of the first half of the album becomes more specific and therefore possibly loses some relevance. However, this is a minor gripe and there is no denying that this album is perfect for those wishing to be led into a time of open prayer. It might not be everyday listening, but in the right environment this album of "soaking" worship music hits all the right notes.
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Generations was recorded live at Life Center Church in Harrisburg PA, it contains a flow of prophetic songs that were sung over specific age groups. The groups addressed here were the twenty-somethings through the sixties and up.