Passion - The Best Of Passion (So Far)

Published Monday 2nd April 2007
Passion - The Best Of Passion (So Far)
Passion - The Best Of Passion (So Far)

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21162-12407
LABEL: Sixstepsrecords SURCD5093
RELEASE DATE: 2007-02-26
RRP: £1.99

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Faced with what must have seemed like an impossible task, the folks behind Passion - the US based student movement - have pulled off a simply stunning two-disc 30-song compilation of live worship tracks from over 10 years of conferences and nine best selling albums. The David Crowder Band open the proceedings with the expectant call to worship "Come And Listen" before stepping up the pace with the high octane rockers "Our Love Is Loud" and "No One Like You" - the latter resonating with a very enthusiastic and vocal crowd. Elsewhere, fellow American worship leaders Charlie Hall and Chris Tomlin maintain the pace set by Crowder and his band by giving their all in the likes of "Marvelous Light" and the heartfelt song of adoration "Indescribable" respectively. The calibre of artists on show is furthered by an appearance from Matt Redman who throws in the evergreen "Blessed Be Your Name", "All Over The World" and a spectacular version of "You Never Let Go" for good measure. Whilst Crowder, Hall and Tomlin largely dominate the compilation, appearances from arguably lesser known worship leaders such as Sam Perry, Christy Nockels and Kristian Stanfill only add to the diversity and quality contained in this collection. The standard of musicianship, songwriting and God centred performance on display here is astounding and you will struggle to find a better live worship release this year.

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