Maranatha! Music - Taste And See: The Love Of An Awesome God

Sunday 1st July 1990
Maranatha! Music - Taste And See: The Love Of An Awesome God

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Maranatha! Music
FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album

Reviewed by Karen Johnson

Yet another over-produced, over-rated, let's all sing together and sound sweet, praise and worship tape. It's a Maranatha sampler, presumably compiled to endue you to purchase more of the same. Yes, the musicians are good and yes the singers have good voices with some nicely arranged harmonies. But it is manufactured rather than inspired and after a while each song becomes all to much samey, clinical and predictable. They are nice songs and the words are fine, it is refreshing to hear who they are actually singing about - Jesus - but it deeply lacks true conviction and for the sake of musical excel­lence, feeling and anointing are lost. Why tickle Christians' ears when the purpose of praise and worship is to exalt the Lord our God, not strike apathy into the heart of the listener. But if it's background music you want, with good musicianship and nice singing that's easy on the ears - this one is for you.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Michelle in N. Ireland @ 21:01 on Jul 7 2009

A friend has asked me to try finding this cd but failing that who sings the songs 'My God and father' and 'I will be with you' ???can anybody help?

Reply by Annabel in Norwich @ 09:10 on Oct 30 2010

OK!!! It IS on iTunes - I just bought the album. It's called "The Love of An Awesome God" by The Maranatha! Singers, released 28th June 1989. Cost is £7.99. Praise God, I have it at last :)

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Posted by Alfred Ogola in France @ 01:18 on Jun 3 2009

Hey guys,

I have been looking for this CD for years. I downloaded it on iTunes and I am happy to let you know about it.
Let me know if you can't get it.



Reply by Annabel in Norwich @ 08:41 on Oct 29 2010

A friend gave me a copy of this CD (then a cassette tape) and then somebody stole it from me when I was abroad! I would love to get a copy somehow. Please tell me how!

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Reply by susan graham in columbus, ga @ 06:10 on Sep 12 2009

tried to find the CD on iTunes and could not. The love of an awesome Gos.

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Reply by anthony in Australia @ 02:05 on Jun 16 2009

Hi Alfred,

Could you tell me how I can get a copy of the CD or the songs. Been looking for the song "I AM" for years. Thank you. God bless.

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Posted by Radonna Grace in New Jersey @ 06:45 on Feb 6 2008

I have given many of these cd's out over the years. It is the most peaceful recording I have ever owned. I give it to people who have lost loved ones or recovering from serious illness or depression. I'm diligently seeking it. When I find, will let you all know.

Reply by Cheryl Patterson in Johnson City, TN @ 01:41 on Oct 30 2008

I have a copy of this CD and am listing it in Cheryl's Closet on Ebay.

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Posted by Jonathan in Newcastle, UK @ 21:10 on Dec 15 2007

Like Adren, I too would like to know where I can purchase a copy of this CD; I had it first time round, as a cassette in 1991 and have to disagree with the reviewer above - it is the most inspired album of Christian music I have ever only sorry that I lost it. Thanks for your help.

Reply by Will in Brazil @ 22:30 on Sep 19 2009

Hello bro, take a look overhere... Bye.. GBY !!! ome_God.html

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Posted by Adren @ 08:47 on Nov 1 2006

Can let me know where can i buy the CD

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