New Life Worship - My Saviour Lives

Published Monday 23rd April 2007
New Life Worship - My Saviour Lives
New Life Worship - My Saviour Lives

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21968-12508
LABEL: Integrity 41142
RELEASE DATE: 2007-02-28
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Allan Clare

Led by Ross Parsley and the Desperation Band (worship leaders Jared Anderson, Glenn Packiam and Jon Egan) these 80 minutes of worship have been recorded at the 14,000-member New Life Church in Colorado. The church has hit the news for all the wrong reasons recently with the highly publicised fall and resignation of their pastor, Ted Haggard. The inlay notes that "in the months leading up to the release of this the midst of the trials, these songs have become even more meaningful to our church." The first two tracks sound exactly like the start of every Hillsong album I own: a cheering crowd, electric guitar riffs (but not too heavy), and chanty football terrace choruses. Things look up with the mid-tempo "King Of Glory" where a driving percussion and violins complement the usual mix of power chords and choir. It's a pleasure to sing with this church the words ". . .next to your holiness who can stand?/What compares faced with your righteousness?" I must admit, without active concentration I realised this album was sort of washing over me - it does follow the predictable Hillsong style formula a little too well - start with high energy praise, middle with anthems and end with high energy praise - but there are definite highlights: the stunning electric guitar on "Here In Your Presence" which leads into the haunting repetitive praise refrain of "Wonderful, Beautiful" while the gentle chorus "Hiding Place" by Jared Anderson also strikes deeply. If you like Hillsong you'll like this.

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Product Description
This powerful new album combines the talents of Ross Parsley, Glenn Packiam, Jared Anderson and Jon Egan in a truly unique worship experience.
The worship of the 15,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs flows from the heart of one of America’s most influential team of worship leaders and songwriters.
From the church that brought you favourites like Amazed, Rescue and I Am Free, My Saviour Lives features 13 fresh new worship songs that embody the depth of worship and soaring faith of this family of believers.
As you listen, you’ll be caught up in the energy, freedom and truth of this life-giving worship encounter. Creative, jubilant and accessible, My Saviour Lives will be a catalyst for cultivating God’s presence in your life everyday.
We are making some changes to the WLA (Worship Leader Assistant) beginning with this release. It will now be called CD-ROM Digital Songbook and includes sheet music, chord charts, lead sheets and lyric text files for every song appearing on its companion Integrity Music recording.
NEW FEATURE: Sheet Music is now customisable….FULLY TRANSPOSABLE to any key and PRINTABLE in any format. Arrangements for vocals, piano and guitar included.

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