STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11688-10486 LABEL: Riverview Church 8203542 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 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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