Seth Peterson - Angels Dancing

Tuesday 1st February 2000
Seth Peterson - Angels Dancing

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: 10 inch vinyl Album

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

Many would consider Kevin Prosch to be THE great pioneer in the field of "alternative" worship, and that being not so long ago. Yet within the last three or four years there have been many contributions to this field of music, with great and varied sounds from the likes of Darrell Evans, Jaime Eichler, Chris Lizotte, Delirious? Brian Houston and even Maranatha Music. The past 12-18 months alone have seen the emergence of artists such as Lincoln Brewster, Sonic Flood, Billy Somerville (Floored), Mark Miller and a host more, all with recent album releases, and all receiving rave reviews in this here mag. All are seeking to break free from traditional worship structures and offer praise in their own musi­cal styles. This is what Seth Peterson does on his US indie release "Angels Dancing", adding yet another dimension to the multi-faceted worship genre. 10 songs are offered, all self-penned except "I Slept", a David Ruis composition (but totally in fitting with Seth's own songs). Few Christian clichés here, Seth seems to have his own rather unique lyrical style. Yet all are passionate worship songs expressing total honesty yet intimacy before a holy yet personal God. Several tracks (eg, "Dark Was My Skin", "I Want To Dance") show a frustration in the writer; disillusionment with SELF, and an ardent desire to break free and run with God in the Spirit. Seth's ethereal and imaginative melodies help express these themes poignantly. "Father We Need You" starts gently then, sud­denly thrusts into a gutsy refrain of percussion-based praise. Gorgeous stuff. The stirring "Eloi" captures the essence and emotion of the Passion event in an unusual and powerful way. Thought provoking songs and a truly unique album which definitely grows on you. Great.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Jeannine in florida @ 14:21 on Feb 7 2010

I found this CD this morning on

We had the privilege of hearing Seth in Colorado some years back and it was quite amazing. God used this man to mash the hearts of thousands of GenX'ers and seriously alter my heart as well. The presense of God was so think in the place that you could hardly stand. It was like being surrounded by liquid love. Totally surrending!!!

This CD seems to be saturated with that same presense - so if you order it, Enjoy.


Reply by john eisner in grandview mo (loveland co) @ 04:34 on Sep 18 2018

Jeannine, did you by any chance hear Seth when we brought him to Colorado and used the vineyard in Loveland to have a night of worship. Just this morning (09/17/18) I listened to his Angels Dancing cd for the first time in years, and so appreciated him, and that evening; what a blessings.

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Posted by jane hauser in orlando Florida @ 12:54 on Oct 3 2006

can I still buy this CD and if you know where please tell me? I had it once and misplaced it. i REALLY WANT IT AGAIN.

Reply by Peter Braybrook in Banbury, Oxfordshire @ 17:56 on Mar 3 2008

Did you ever find this?

I have a signed copy that I will post to you if you still need it.

Let me know email address in reply

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