RCL Praise - Awesome God

Published Wednesday 20th August 2008
RCL Praise - Awesome God
RCL Praise - Awesome God

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 45988-11235
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Jonathan Cairns

After listening to this album for the first time you would probably be surprised to learn that this is RCL Praise's debut album: the musicianship, recording and producing is of a standard that would suggest a long line of recordings. It is unlikely to be their last and it shows the Rhema church in London have inspiration and expert musicianship in abundance. Plaudits must go to Ian Green who wrote or co-wrote every song except for one, produced the album, led several of the songs and played four separate instruments. The music has a strong gospel influence and you'll also detect a little of the Hillsong approach. The downside is that a few of the songs feature dated instrumental arrangements, mainly in the heavy use of synthesizers and chorus effects, such as in "Raise Your Hands" and "Thank You Jesus". On the plus side "We Have Overcome" shows a great combination of Christ-centred words and extravagant praise and songs such as "Lord I Love You" and "You're All I Need" demonstrate that RCL Praise are equally capable of producing more devotional and intimate songs.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Ruth in London @ 16:27 on Dec 12 2008

An amazing and inspiring album. Highly recommended. Really excited about their next album. If this is the debut, only God knows how great the next one will be....

Posted by Sarah Green in scotland @ 22:33 on Jul 13 2008

This album was given to me by a friend, the songs are upbeat & happy. The lyrics are faith filled. I really enjoyed this album it's the best I have heard in a long time

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