STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2853- LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
New Zealander Rick Stokes does indeed record Songs Of Deliverance and although this group of worship songs doesn't break much new ground, it is infused with a passion which is infectious. Melodic, acoustic driven and delighting in simply going wherever the Spirit leads, Rick is unhurried in his delivery. Thus a lot of these songs spread out to 10 minutes with plenty of spontaneous stuff happening. Here I Am is a gentle prayer, Delight is a lively celebration and for that matter, so is Righteousness. However it's Crown Of Thorns that stands out in this set as it declares the majesty and mystery of the crucifixion. The spontaneous parts of this recording really are incredible and it s that spacious feel that allows these songs to really take you deeper. What more do you want from a worship album? If you re into stuff like Darrell Evans then this will definitely appeal.
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