STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 101603-17334 LABEL: Integrity 98272 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 EXTRAS: bonus DVD RELEASE DATE: 2010-10-18 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Helen Dean
Accomplished European musicians are led by globe-trotting worship man Mark. This album features live worship recorded in the UK, France, Italy and the Czech Republic. The project hopes to stir faith and call Europe back to God. Spoken worship of Bible reading from Isaiah 58 in different languages, poems read by inspirational Europhile Gerard Kelly, and a passionate prayer in French, strongly contribute to the depth of the album. "I Believe" opens and sets the tone for what follows, aiming for living a life that leaves a legacy of love. This passionate care and concern for people, in Europe and beyond, comes out most clearly in the lyrical "For The Glory Of Your Name" lifted by the violin of Klara Valentova. She also adds a lovely high string quality to the simple but effective "Love Came Down", gives an eastern feel to "Live A Life" and is joined by guest Czech string quartet on "Restore". "Turn The Light On" is a lively jazzy track recorded in Florence featuring eye-popping soprano sax accompaniment from guest Christian Pacini. The talented musicians and presentation are generally low key, not muted and downbeat, but exemplifying passionate humility in a harmonious collaboration that doesn't try to be glossy. The bonus DVD underscores the passion of the CD.
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This live worship recording, led by Mark Tedder and the Worshiplanet band, was captured during four amazing worship times in four European cities during May 2010:
Lincoln Cathedral – UK
Lisieux Cathedral, France
Cheisa Evangelica Metodista – Florence, Italy
St Mikulas Cathedral - Prague, Czech Republic
From the team that brought you the unique live worship recording The Door recorded live in China, comes Restore. The heart behind this unique project is to call Europe back to God; to stir faith that change is possible, to turn the tide back toward a God conscience, to awaken hope and a future that God is working in Europe!
Restore brought together an international team of 14 volunteer musicians, vocalists, cameramen, sound engineers, producers and drivers from across the world to tour four key venues across Europe.
The bonus DVD includes a live concert, bonus tracks, music chord charts and extra footage.