Langley Vineyard - Worship Festival: Really Live Worship

Sunday 1st August 1993
Langley Vineyard - Worship Festival: Really Live Worship
Langley Vineyard - Worship Festival: Really Live Worship

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Kingsway kMCD689
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

What a wonderful surprise this album turned out to be. This particular reviewer is too long in the tooth and has encountered too many out-of-time-tambourines, recorded-live-in-a-tent-charismatic kneesup albums to be too enthused with the idea of another album in The Really Live series. But this already has me listening and worshipping. It starts with a so-so song, there's at least one track that should have been dumped because of a flat lead vocal. But this has so much good stuff as well. For a start the Canadian organisers gathered the greatest selection of international repute worship leaders and songwriters you're likely to encounter this side of the Heavenlies: Graham Kendrick, Bob Fitts, Kevin Prosch, Brian Doerksen, Michael Pritzl (yep, the chap from rad rockers the Violet Burning) and Carl Tuttle. Next these praise masters are allowed to worship God with bands that are wonderfully sensitive yet have some very tasty playing (not to mention an absolutely massive drum sound). Finally, several of the songs, by Doerksen particularly and the magnificent Mr Prosch, are absolutely spirit-blessing wonderful. If you gave up the idea of live worship albums years back after one too many dodgy Harvestime tape, investigate this. It will thrill you, bless you and surely lead you to worship a glorious God.

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