STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 122989-19130 LABEL: Integrity 50742 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-03-21 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Doug Holland
This is Baloche's 12th collection of songs spanning a 20 year period and those familiar with Paul's work will have a good idea about what to expect. The 13 tracks here provide just over an hour of music, with the pattern for most of the material following that of his recent huge songs - into the song very quickly, with straightforward and grand lyrical ideas helping to build swiftly to a big guitar-driven chorus. Some variation and subtlety is offered by the gentler "Your Blood Ran Down" and "Just Say" but on the whole this is classic Baloche. A considerable amount of collaboration has taken place with this offering, with songwriting credits being shared with Lincoln Brewster, Ben Fielding and Jason Ingram amongst others and performance credits for Ingram, Fielding, Kathryn Scott and others. It is the title track which is most likely to be the next "Hosanna" and be sung by churches far and wide, though whether it will be embraced by the Church to quite the same extent remains to be seen.
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Paul Baloche, is recognized as one of the most prolific songwriters of the modern church era. His songs have consistently been sung by millions of church-goers each week around the world. On his latest release, Paul offers 10 fresh church anthems powered by the title track The Same Love.