Peder Eide - What A Ride

Published Thursday 27th January 2005
Peder Eide - What A Ride
Peder Eide - What A Ride

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12535-1768
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by John Daniels

With a picture of a Labrador on the front, and the man and his dog on the back, you could be forgiven for thinking this was a rather tame MOR offering. Nothing could be further from the truth. The 10 tracks on this 2003 album from a talented American singer/songwriter combines intelligent lyrics on the theme of Christian living with, in many cases, a strong pop rock beat, much in the style of Steven Curtis Chapman. The album starts with a hint of Pinball Wizardry, and driving acoustic guitar on "That's What Life Is For" and continues with the joyous and positive title track. Other standout tracks are "Hallel", "The Reason We Live", the reflective "Overwhelmed" and Peder shows his worship leader credentials well on "Your Name". Recorded in Nashville, the album has the usual polished quality of a US production. A nice touch are the notes on the CD sleeve with references and the reasons for writing each of the songs. What a ride, indeed.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Katelynn in Alabama @ 17:05 on Sep 22 2009

I loved how close tot god i got with the help of Peder

Posted by Lindsey in Iowa @ 02:26 on Apr 28 2008

Peder Eide rocks. I'm not very old and I had the oppertunity to worship with him in the time that I needed it most. The lyrics to his songs are amazing and mean a lot to me.

Posted by Sarah in Arlington, TX @ 21:54 on May 20 2007

the experience i had worshiping with peder and 800 other kids was one of the most insipiring experciences in my life. at times i thought i was going to cryy. he is a amazing. he tought me to break through and not let anything get in the way of my love for both god and jesus.

Posted by Brian in Racine, WI @ 00:55 on May 12 2006

I had the chance to worship with Peder and 800 other people at Wisconsin Jr. High Convo. What an awesome experience! God has gifted Peder with not only musical talent but the ability to lead worship in a way that allows the Holy Spirit to break through any stone heart. I like every song on this album (which is pretty rare for me). I recommend Peder’s music to any and everyone

Posted by Heather in Greeley, CO @ 17:47 on Jan 5 2006

Peder's lyrics will get you to thinking if you listen to them. I would highly recommend any and all of his music... even more so, I would recommend seeing him in person. God has given him an amazing heart. I consider him an inspirational leader, role model, and friend. I only wish more of his stuff was out there for all to hear.

Posted by anne in usa @ 06:07 on Aug 4 2005

peder's music is incredible, the lyrics are inspirational and the tunes all catchy and easy to sing along with.... highly, highly recommend this album to anyone and everyone who iw thinking of it... it helped soothe me in one of my low times

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