STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 15505-14541 LABEL: Reunion 602341010122 FORMAT: DualDisc Album RELEASE DATE: 2006-01-06 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
When I reviewed Michael's 'Worship' CD in 2001 I had the temerity to suggest that there were hundreds of worship albums already released that were better than this. But of course for huge numbers of people it was the CCM star's run through of songs from Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Rich Mullins, Paul Baloche and Lenny LeBlanc which connected with their hearts and drew them closer to God. And certainly this recording in Lakeland, Florida does have its own atmosphere and a rich sound - which comes over more powerfully on the 5.1 Surround sound mix featured on the DVD side of the Dual Disc. As well as that you've got concert footage (disappointingly of only two songs "Above All" and "Awesome God"), some over-edited interviews with Michael W Smith and Don Moen and, best of all, a short depiction of what God is doing around the world through worship. Plus, rather incongruously, the DVD offers a trailer for The Second Chance feature film.
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Dual discs feature the original full album on the CD side and music videos, behind-the-scenes interviews, new performance footage and the full album remixed in 5.1 multi-channel surround on the DVD side. Please note that DualDiscs may not play on some CD/DVD players.
The DVD Content of Worship includes live concert footage, new Billy Graham Crusade
performance footage, behind-the-scenes interview about Worship and
preview of Michael's new film The Second Chance.