STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 134386-21773 LABEL: Sixstepsrecords 5099968029029 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2013-03-11 RRP: £10.00
Reviewed by A T Bradford
The US-based Passion Conference has, of course, become a platform for some of the most gifted modern worship songsmiths currently impacting the world Church and with this set, recorded live at the 2013 conference in Atlanta, attracts a wide array of talented musicians including Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, and Matt Redman. Many live events have a tendency to whip the crowd up and some of the tracks here fall into this trap, with "Everybody in the middle - get loose" and similar exhortations aping secular rock concerts. "God's Great Dance Floor" is certainly a fine number that doesn't need hyping up. There is also some great spirit-filled worship with "Jesus, Only Jesus". The tight-rope between performance and corporate worship is a hard one to walk. "Revelation Song" features beautifully modulated vocals from Kari Jobe while Tomlin's "We Glorify Your Name" features a heart warming crowd acapella. Then there's "Come To The Water" sung powerfully by Kristian Stanfill over a fine bass line interfacing with a lively electric guitar. Ms Stanfill also brings the album to a close with a stirring rendition of Townend's and Getty's "In Christ Alone".
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Recorded live at the annual Passion 2013 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, this highly - anticipated Passion album features artists Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, renowned speaker Louie Giglio and special guest performances. Focused on the collegiate age group - yet spilling over to people of all ages - Passion exists to unite students for spiritual awakening in this generation. Since the first release in 1998, Passion albums have sold more than 1.8 million albums and have introduced the worship songs like Our God, How Great Is Our God, God Of This City and Holy Is The Lord.