Riverview Church - Live2Shine

Published Tuesday 1st March 2005
Riverview Church - Live2Shine
Riverview Church - Live2Shine

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11688-10486
LABEL: Riverview Church 8203542
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The 'Amazed' album by this megachurch in Perth, Australia rather slipped out in the UK without too many people noticing and I've doubts that this recording, from 2002, will do much better in the UK marketplace. The difficulty is obvious. Although the musicians playing and singing on the live worship here exude professionalism there are too many tracks featuring a dull unison voice choir sound which rather counteracts the punchy rock rhythms while the songs, mainly written by the church's Mark Cullen, lack originality. With that more famous Sydney-based congregation showing encouraging signs of moving on from their rather stilted sounds of old, this set too often sounds like a set of old Hillsong recordings that didn't make the final cut.

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