STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 50242-14976 LABEL: Survivor SURCD5138 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 EXTRAS: bonus DVD RELEASE DATE: 2008-11-18 RRP: £5.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
The live recording from this year's youth culture event produced by Paul Burton, this will undoubtedly sell both to those who journeyed to Somerset and those wanting a good worship resource. As a bonus the package also contains a DVD with Mike Pilavachi talking on Finding Jesus Throughout The Bible together with a headspinningly edited documentary of this year's event. But what of the worship here? The new wave of young worship leaders featured on this album show that they are well equipped to take over the mantle passed to them by Tim Hughes. Ben Cantelon, Beth Coulson, Andreana Arganda and Sam Parker all acquit themselves well while the new songs like Cantelon's "For Your Glory" and Phil Shaw's "My Soul Is Complete" (sung here by Arganda) are truly memorable. Musicianship is top rate and recording quality is as good as many a studio set. The only flaw is that there are too many covers of Hillsong United though even there it has to be said that Sam Parker, helped out by some MC interjections from The 29th Chapter, comes up with a better version of "One Way" than the Australian guys, enabling us to momentarily forget that the song is a rip off of an AC/DC oldie. Clearly Soul Survivor still retains its ability to connect with young church goers.
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