Phillips, Craig & Dean - Let The Worshippers Arise
STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12045-979 LABEL: Fair Trade Services 000768307120 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2004-11-01 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Stuart Blackburn
Popular singing pastors Phillips, Craig & Dean offer the third in their worship series produced by Nathan Nockels. The experienced trio have selected a pleasant mix of contemporary worship from their own compositions and those of others. The weakest tracks are not their own: Matt Redman's irritating "Making Melody" and the perennial "In Christ Alone" add little to this otherwise compelling set. Catchy choruses are the order of the day and there is plenty stirring sing-a-long stuff for the willing worshipper. "Friend Of God" and "My Redeemer Lives" provide particularly enjoyable altogether-now moments. There are more pensive tracks too, notably the Footes' poignant "You Are God Alone." It does suffer from some overproduction, especially on the vocals. And I'm not all that fond of the Nashville String Machine saccharine embellishments. Commendable none the less and worshippers will enjoy, especially existing fans of the group.
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'Praise and worship has been our heart, our passion, from the very beginning. It's what we do with our time. It's what we do for a living. It's what we love to do the most' - RANDY PHILLIPS
Phillips, Craig and Dean have a unique way of introducing 'cutting edge' worship to the church that allows it to see songs as acceptable and useful forms of worship. Following the success of their albums 'Let My Words Be Few' and 'Let Your Glory Fall', 'Let the Worshippers Arise' won't disappoint those who love this group's signature harmonies and fresh worship melodies. With a mixture of familiar and emerging songs like 'My Redeemer Lives, In Christ Alone (medley)' and 'Friend of God', this album marks the final installment of this group's worship trilogy.
With this album, Phillips, Craig and Dean offer the church worship that is uplifting, intimate and accessible.