STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 94379-17150 LABEL: 98152 FORMAT: CD Album RELEASE DATE: 2010-06-15 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Peter Timmis
Sean is a Seattle-based worship leader who may be unfamiliar to many in the UK but since 2005 he has released eight albums in the States. 'Rebirth And Reclamation' was available there last year but has recently been picked up for a UK release by Integrity-Provident along with Feucht's latest album 'Your Presence Is Enough'. Of 'Rebirth And Reclamation' Sean says, "The mandate for this project was not to record pretty, polished songs. The mandate was to sound a clarion call to the sons and daughters of God scattered across the nations of the earth," and he is correct about lack of finesse on the album. The production is a little flat and there's the occasional bum note or clumsy vocal but when the assembled musicians and singers get into their stride on tracks such as the album's nine and a half minute centrepiece "Won't You Come" it is truly exhilarating. "Awaken Love" is another fine example of Sean's skill of building a sparse acoustic-led number into a glorious praise anthem and the soaring backing vocals from Jenn Johnson are spine-tingling. Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs provides banjo and fiddle on a number of tracks, but it's on "All Things Now" with its country vibes where he makes his most notable contribution. Sean is clearly an anointed worship leader and if you're prepared to overlook the rough edges then there's a lot to like on 'Rebirth And Reclamation'.
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