Manchester Vineyard - Let The River Flow

Thursday 1st June 2000
Manchester Vineyard - Let The River Flow

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

The Manchester Vineyard's 1996 Let the River Flow Conference, one of the last events at the old Free Trade Hall before it was turned into a hotel, was not just an event where people received a blessing, but where people were encouraged to be a blessing, through outreach in Manchester city centre. Featured worship leaders on this live album of worship include John de Jong and Graham Ord (ex-Wesley Brothers) and the songs are a mix of original material and Vineyard pieces by Andy Park, Craig Musseau, Scott Underwood and David Ruis. Production quality is good, the band blends well, the worship leaders harmonize like crazy, and there's a very anointed feel to the whole thing. One surprise - I've got used to "We Will Dance" aka "Sing A Song Of Celebration" as a rootsy Celtic piece; here it gets a 12 bar rock-cum-boogie treatment - verrrry interesting!! Value is good at 67 minutes' playing time, and despite its age, this is one heck of a good album.

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