Matt Maher - All The People Said Amen

Published Wednesday 26th June 2013
Matt Maher - All The People Said Amen
Matt Maher - All The People Said Amen

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 136778-20547
LABEL: Essential 083061096823
RELEASE DATE: 2013-04-22
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Stephen Curry

There is something extremely engaging about Matt Maher. His music has a raw quality which is diverse yet accessible and he has done sterling work in demonstrating that the Catholic Church can be a source of excellent new modern worship material. This latest offering contains a selection of well known favourites recorded live and four new tracks. The live tracks, with the exception of the tumultuous, Jewish flavoured "It Is Good", do not, in truth, add anything fresh by being "in concert" and to shoehorn four new studio recordings into the package make for an oddly uneven listen. The new songs featured are the infectious pop "All The People Said Amen", the passionate "Burning In My Soul", a duet with Audrey Assad, the ballad "Lord I Need You" and perhaps the best of the new songs, "Mighty Fortress" with its haunting yet uplifting melody. Had this been a four-track EP of new material it may have achieved nine or 10 squares.

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Product Description
All the people said Amen is Matt Maher’s fourth project with Essential Records. It delivers raw, worshipful moments that draw the line between the divine and the everyday. Featuring brand new songs mixed with concert versions of fan favourites.

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