Paul Wilbur - Roar From Zion: Recorded Live In Jerusalem

Published Friday 14th February 2020
Paul Wilbur - Roar From Zion: Recorded Live In Jerusalem
Paul Wilbur - Roar From Zion: Recorded Live In Jerusalem

STYLE: Messianic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 174432-28407
LABEL: Venture3Media

Reviewed by Jackson Thompson

The leading figure in Messianic worship returns with a cinematic sounding project which takes in some Arabic textures. The Jacksonville, Florida-based worship leader has released over 30 projects in his career and this is one of the most intriguing. Wilbur "longs to reunite Christians with their Jewish foundation, thereby creating unity among God's people - Jew and Gentile." On 'Roar From Zion (Live)' he accomplishes just that, bringing together a band composed of Arabic Christians (Jew and Gentile) to put together his latest uplifting work. The album itself is not perfect and suffers from a lack of stylistic variation. But there are several spoken word pieces which keep the 77-minute album from feeling exhaustively long plus there is a reggae beat on "The King Is Coming" and appearances by guest singers such as Joshua Aaron, Shae Wilbur and Sarah Liberman. The album is mostly comprised of Paul and Shae Wilbur's songs with occasional covers like Robin Mark's "Days Of Elijah" and Carl and Leann Albrecht's "Your Love Is Far Better". Particular standouts for me were "Great Is The Lord (Hallelujah)" and "B'Elohim / Forever Amen".

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Prologue - Roar From Zion Overtune (Live) [Listen]
2. Roar From Zion (Live) [Listen]
3. Song Of Victory (Live) [Listen]
4. Adonai (Live) [Listen]
5. B'elohim - Forever Amen (Live) [Listen]
6. It's Good To Praise The Lord (Live) [Listen]
7. The King Is Coming (Ftg Beckah Shae) [live] [Listen]
8. You Are Holy (Ftg Joshua Aaron) [live] [Listen]
9. Your Love Is Far Better (Live) [Listen]
10. Even So (Live) [Listen]
11. Endless (Ftg Shae Wilbur) [live] [Listen]
12. O We Praise (Ftg Ryan & Marie Hodges) [live] [Listen]
13. Days Of Elijah (Live [Listen]
14. Great Is The Lord (Hallelujah) (Ftg Sarah Libeman) [live] [Listen]

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Posted by Paul Latham in Dorset @ 18:00 on Mar 2 2019

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