STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6736-6436 LABEL: Riverview Church AUCD002 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Helen Sanderson-White
Unlike a lot of contemporary live worship albums, this project from the Riverview Church in Western Australia has something different to bring to the table. Riverview have made good use of the musical instrumentation available to them; for example, there is interesting use of electric guitar effects on the two opening tracks and an excellent bass guitar solo on another track towards the end of the album. The vocal production makes a couple of the tracks stand out; in particular, the melody line is elevated by the choral backing vocals and harmonies on "In Your Presence". The only complaint is that they could have made more of the introductions to the tracks; the album begins to feel a bit samey after a while. Apart from that though, a good all round effort.
Helen Sanderson-White lives in North London with her husband Graham, is a freelance musician and works part time for her local Baptist church.
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