STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 82724-15817 LABEL: Integrity 000768469927 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 EXTRAS: bonus DVD RELEASE DATE: 2009-09-21 RRP: £14.99
Reviewed by Emily Lucas
Recorded live in Seoul, South Korea, this is the latest from America's most enduring worship songsmiths. It contains some of Paul's best known songs, like "Open The Eyes Of My Heart" and "Hosanna" while Baloche's vocals get increasingly more confident as the album progresses. However, there are a couple of weak spots. "Rock Of Ages", for example, suffers from a poor vocal performance and insubstantial lyrics and even powerhouse drumming and tasty lead guitar can't rescue it. As the album leads onto "Open The Eyes Of My Heart" Paul steps up a gear with the congregation singing enthusiastically along to Paul's classic song. One of the most beautiful tracks is "Offering", mainly thanks to the clean tone of the keys and guitar, while Brenton Brown provides distinctive lead vocals for "Our God Saves", a clear highlight. With a powerful rendition of "How Great Thou Art" to close, this is an atmospheric live worship experience.
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This project was recorded live in Seoul, Korea, and features Paul singing some of his most popular songs, including Open The Eyes Of My Heart, Above All, Hosanna, Your Name and many more.
Live In Asia includes a DVD that showcases Paul’s conversational and relaxed style of leading people into the presence of God through song.