STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 95303-17101 LABEL: Kingsway SURCD5199 FORMAT: CD Album RELEASE DATE: 2010-08-16 RRP: £13.00
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
As a follow up to 2009's 'Saving Grace', the second studio album from the New Wine church network features 12 brand new songs from a wealth of respected writers and worship leaders - amongst them American Brenton Brown, former Shine member Nicki Rogers and Ireland's Eoghan Heaslip. Despite this obvious raft of talent and the album's crisp production values, the lack of variance from the continual pedestrian pace of the songs means that this release shares many of its lacklustre predecessor's failings. As before, the new songs on offer cannot be faulted for their aim to glorify God but their jaded and somewhat downbeat performances mean that this album simply fails to inspire.
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The New Wine events have played a key role within the evangelical community, and the worship that has flowed out from the Christian family conference has shaped the worship of the local church. New Wine’s journey has taken it from the early days when the Vineyard worship leaders like Andy Park and Eddie Espinosa brought in new modes of intimacy in worship, through to the recent development of home-grown worship leaders like Eoghan Heaslip, Neil Bennetts, Nick Herbert and Nicole Brown.
Glory To You is a follow up to last year’s debut studio album from New Wine, Saving Grace and features the four worship leaders listed above. Showcasing new songs, fresh passion and a renewed commitment to strengthen the worship life of the local – and global – church, Glory To You points to an even better future for the New Wine family.