STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 150696-21973 LABEL: Forerunner 821827000031 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2014-08-01 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by A T Bradford
Last year's International House Of Prayer's worship conference in Kansas City showcased plenty of original material, including Matt Gilman's title track and a bass drum line to "I will dance around your throne/In your presence is my home." Jonas Park's "I Am Yours" offered more bass drum alternating with quieter reflection before Anna Blanc's soaring vocal on "For I Was Far" and the lyric "You came and washed my guilt and filthy stains." Stacatto percussion introduced and punctuated Ryan Kondo's "From The Ends Of The Earth" and bloomed into synth with "Hallelujah the bridegroom is coming." Revelation's themes continued with "Survival Plan" and a West Indian intonation duet and reggae beat setting out God's plans for humanity between an accelerated chorus - "O-my-God-you-are-my-God" - and into a rap-style riff. Haunting electric guitar introduced Laura Hackett's "The Love Inside" and her melodic vocal line. All in all, an impressive showcase of the depth and diversity of IHOP talent.
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For 25,000 young adults around the world, Kansas City has become an annual destination for encountering Jesus. Each December, the International House of Prayer of Kansas City hosts the Onething Conference, an intimate and energetic time of worship, prayer, teaching and ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Onething 2013 included a strong musical line-up made up of new and previous worship artists. Laura Hackett, Matt Gilman, Justin Rizzo, Jon Thurlow, Anna Blanc, Ryan Kondo and Jaye Thomas are all featured on this album performing their newest songs, and new Onething artists Zac Dinsmore, Jonas Park and Wallace and Rachel Faagutu join them in worshipping and praising Jesus with their own new songs.
Some additional highlights include Laura Hackett performing Matt Redman’s song Holy and Misty Edwards performing Kevin Prosch’s song The Gift.