Maranatha! Music - Top 25 Praise Songs Instrumental 2012

Published Wednesday 13th February 2013
Maranatha! Music - Top 25 Praise Songs Instrumental 2012
Maranatha! Music - Top 25 Praise Songs Instrumental 2012

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 123007-19154
LABEL: Maranatha! Music 738597209925
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 2
RELEASE DATE: 2012-03-26
RRP: £1.00

Reviewed by Tim Holden

Maranatha! Music have been releasing instrumental albums since the instrumental alternatives to the Praise series put out in the '70s and '80s. In truth some find their easy listening approach perilously close to muzak while others find them soothing aids to biblical meditation. Certainly, this compilation does not break the stylistic mould. Reasonably contemporary arrangements played and produced by talented musicians lack an edge that would set them apart and with no instrument following the vocal line the result is just a little bland. Using the top 25 songs from CCLI usage figures is a clever way to make sure that the songs included are popular. Starting with "Mighty To Save" and moving through "How Great Is Our God", "Blessed Be Your Name", "Everlasting God" to "Hosanna", "The Heart Of Worship" and finishing with "Beautiful One" no one could question the quality of the songs here.

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Product Description
The renowned Top 25 series is back with the companion to the label's epic annual collection with Top 25 Praise Songs Instrumental 2012 Edition. The double-disc set showcases instrumental versions of the top worship songs being sung in churches across America in 2011-2012, as determined by CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International).

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