STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14736-10549 LABEL: Integrity NWMEDCD002 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £14.99
Reviewed by Simon Amers
New Wine is well known due to their summer conferences held at the Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet which feature some of the most prominent worship leaders in the country. This CD features Matt Redman, Martyn Layzell, Kathryn Scott, Nigel Briggs, Neil Bennetts and Jules Woodbridge. A strong selection of songs opens with the upbeat "Your Grace Is Good Enough" followed by three tracks which cannot fail to lead the listener into worship: from the guitar chords of "God Be Gracious To Us" sung by Neil Bennetts, via "You Never Let Me Go" from Matt Redman, to "Breathe On Me" by Katthryn Scott. Excellent performances from each of the worship bands and each are given full credits in the sleevenotes. A nice touch. While it is difficult to maintain this level there is an excellent version of "How Great Is Our God" and Martin Layzell leads his own song "Lost In Wonder" with real conviction. The CD ends with an initially intimate version of "Speak To This Heart" which builds as the song progresses taking the listener into worship once more. This is a fitting climax to a very successful worship CD that is well produced and really does lead the listener into worshipping God.
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Recorded live at New Wine 2005. Featuring Neil Bennetts, Martyn Layzell, Nigel Briggs and Kathryn Scott.