STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13085-2809 LABEL: Integrity 33912 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2005-07-01 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Ralph MacGregor
Sometimes American ideals and methods don't translate across the Atlantic as well as some might hope. However, this worship album from Woodstock, Georgia on the whole is different! The album contains a 50/50 mixture of original material and covers of existing material. The vocal group NewSong are, of course, pretty big names in the US scene but this is their first attempt at recording a worship album. The album has been recorded with the aim of capturing a live atmosphere, hoping to bring a church celebration into people's front rooms and car stereos. With this in mind the air of the album is in the mould of Hillsong Music, with a slight hint of Southern gospel harmonies. The album has been very well produced with an excellent sound quality. Songs of particular note are the uplifting cover "You Are Holy", the heartfelt "Your Favourite Name" (written by the band) and an excellent cover of the already brilliant "Glorious".
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Sharing their faith through music has always been the driving force behind this hugely popular American band which sold nearly 2 million albums and has 17 No.1 hits to their credit.
This exciting album marks their first live worship CD blending brand new, fast rising and well-known worship songs bringing a fresh and heartfelt offering of worship.
Includes: 'Blessed Be Your Name, Wonderful Maker, My Glorious.'