STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 107803-17972 LABEL: Integrity 49802 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2011-04-12 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Helen Dean
Having gone through its fair share of challenges over the last few years, the Colorado megachurch has released a live worship set. Nine of the 12 songs are brand new with three heralding from 2009. Produced by Matthew Fallentine, worship is led by Brad Parsley, Jared Anderson, Jon Egan, Glen Packiam, Rachael Bussinger and Bekah Wagner. Jon Egan of the Desperation Band has seven writing credits and co-writing three songs with Hillsong's Mia Fieldes - "Be Thou Exalted", "It Was For Freedom" and "Dry Bones". Joyful, anthemic and rock-orientated music seem to be the default setting at New Life, with full-on guitars and energetic drumming from Jared Henderson. Songs like Glenn Packiam and Ian Eskelin's "Our Messiah Reigns" and Jared Anderson's "Great I Am" start a bit quieter but build to crescendos. "Sing Hallelujah" co written by Glenn Packiam and Dove Award-Winning Kari Jobe (Gateway Church, Texas) is a beautifully simple song, sung here with gorgeous female vocal and lyrical piano. Pretty impressive live worship.
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Through some of the toughest years a church will ever experience, New Life Church has seen the incredible faithfulness of our God.
On 13 October 2010 we gathered as a church to declare our faith in a God that never fails and to thank Him for what He has done.
'You Hold It All' is the refrain from that night of worship and it epitomises what we want to say about our lives, our church and our God. It all belongs to Him, it all came from Him and it’s all going back to Him. That’s what we want to declare every time we gather as a body of believers and that’s what this recording celebrates!