STYLE: Childrens RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 86846-16352 LABEL: Elevation ELE1501D FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 EXTRAS: CD Rom RELEASE DATE: 2010-02-01 RRP: £7.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Those familiar with the growing sub-genre of all age worship will know that this husband and wife duo are pioneering something special with their debut 'Big Family Of God' being a steady seller. Passionate about leading children and adults in evanescent worship the couple, based at St Paul's, Hammersmith, have come up with a batch of songs which have the same kind of crisp, punchy, hook filled approach to the current crop of secular tweeny-pop purveyors. Becky's voice is perfect for this kind of material while Dan and Matt Weeks production has sufficient poptastic immediacy to keep the kiddiewinkers leaping around and their parents tentatively shaking a leg with them. Themes tackled include being a witness for Christ ("Standing Up For Jesus"), declarations of adoration ("God I'm Yours") and the simple revelation that "God Is Here". Along with the audio album there is a bonus CD which includes backing tracks, chord sheets, stories about the songs and interviews. Fine resource that the Drake's and Elevation Records can be proud of.
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God Is Here sees the return of Nick and Becky Drake, worship leaders and songwriters at St Paul's Hammersmith. Tested and trusted in their kids and family work, this is an album of brand new, shiny worship songs, with strong scriptural themes, written to bridge the gap between adult and children's worship, and provide new material for family services and long car journeys (that kids AND parents will love!).
This is a double CD pack which includes backing tracks, videos, printable PDF song scores and loads more making this a top resource.