Michael W Smith - Live In Concert: A 20 Year Celebration
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Reviewed by Stephen Luff
First came the CDs featuring the best of two decades of music , then following the rules of marketing , the DVD. Michael's solo career has lasted for over 20 years and this DVD celebrates it in style. Featuring a live concert that took place on 26th October 2003 in Columbus, Ohio, a musical leap through time is experienced, celebrating songs from Michael's first solo album 'The Michael W Smith Project' through to the "Signs" single taken from ' The Second Decade 1993-2003'.In addition, Michael's songwriting contribution is highlighted with a guest appearance by Amy Grant performing songs including "Lead Me On" and "Thy Word". The DVD is a big budget Dolby 5.1 Surround/PCM Stereo production and includes 'The Making Of "Signs" Video', the "Signs" video itself and a photo gallery. This is an excellent reminder of how far the ex member of Higher Ground and Amy Grant keyboard player has come.
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Multi-platinum, Grammy-award winning artist, Michael W. Smith, has been changing the landscape of Christian music for 20 years and is still going strong. Michael W. Smith: Live In Concert - A 20 Year Celebration showcases Michael's hits from 1983 through today as collectively heard on The First Decade and The Second Decade.
Filmed in Autumn 2003, this live concert experience takes you on a journey through songs that established the beginnings of contemporary Christian music (Rocketown and Secret Ambition) to songs that spoke to a whole nation (This Is Your Time and There She Stands), to worship and instrumental favourites (Above All and Hibernia) and to the songs of today (Signs and Raging Sea). Added features include the exclusive 'Signs' video, its behind-the-scenes 'Making-of' footage and a dolby digital 5.1 surround sound mix on the dvd version