MercyMe - All That Is Within Me: Collector's Edition
STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 34216-13419 LABEL: Fair Trade Services 000768430422 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 EXTRAS: bonus DVD RELEASE DATE: 2007-11-26 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
In truth, MercyMe have not quite been accepted by most rock fans, even those who enjoy the melodic pop rock end of things, due to their biggest ever hit being the country tinged "I Can Only Imagine" (a Marmite-type song which listeners find either moving or maudlin). But also in truth, this is the Texas group's best album for years, crammed as it is with well crafted songs of faith and worship and produced with considerable skill by Brown Bannister. Everything works in the arrangements from the soaring strings interplaying with the gutsy guitar parts through to Bart Millard's soulful tones. Four songs in particular stand out, "Goodbye Ordinary", "Time Has Come", "God With Us" and "My Heart Will Fly". If you haven't caught up yet with this 2007 release it's about time you did.
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Following seven bestselling projects, nine consecutive Number One Christian singles, and four back-to-back mainstream radio hits, the multi-platinum and Grammynominated band MercyMe returns with their next batch of hook-filled and emotionally engaging songs on 'All That Is Within Me'.
Produced by Brown Bannister and recorded at Ciider Mountain studio in Idaho with strings recorded at London’s famed Abbey Road Studio, this album offers songs “straight from scripture” according to lead singer/songwriter Bart Millard.
The album features worshipful moments like 'God With Us', 'You Reign' and 'Sanctified', alongside very personal songs like 'Finally Some'. With both energetic and intimate moments, this album is sure to engage believers in a very authentic and personal way.
This CD/DVD Collector’s Edition with bonus disc includes 6 song live video, interview footage with the band, 3 acoustic versions of songs and free wallpaper.