Soul Survivor - Soul Survivor Live 2008: Complete

Published Thursday 4th December 2008
Soul Survivor - Soul Survivor Live 2008: Complete
Soul Survivor - Soul Survivor Live 2008: Complete

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 50242-14976
LABEL: Survivor SURCD5138
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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Reader Comments

Posted by @ 19:56 on Apr 19 2009

Some of the best live worship ive ever seen. Period.

Posted by LUKE TRENAMAN in DEVON @ 22:30 on Mar 18 2009

very good cd/dvd talk by mike

Posted by Jonathan Wooldridge in High Hurstwood, United Kingdom @ 16:59 on Feb 10 2009

Overall, this year's Soul Survivor live worship is good. The musicianship is superb and the production, excellent. However, the selection of songs seem however to lean towards the Hillsong repitoire following their release, This Is Our God. Half of those songs are on this album, just to let any prospective buyers know.
My favourite song on the album is 'Because of Your Love'. A great energetic opener.

Posted by josh in stafford @ 19:09 on Jan 13 2009

One Way is a rip off of Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne actually :)

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