STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 47198-14689 LABEL: Survivor SURCD5140 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2008-07-31 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
It's taken Soul Survivor nine years to return to this pioneering concept of giving young grassroots worship composers the chance to have their best songs recorded with top quality worship leaders but I for one am glad they have. Production on Volume 3 is handled by Ben Cantelon and Paul Evans and among the standouts is Phil Shaw's "My Soul Is Complete", sung by Matt Redman; Chris Sayburn's "You're Alive" voiced by Tim Hughes; and Ian Yates' "Desperate" performed by Onehundredhours' Tre Sheppard. Possibly though my favourite track is the mid tempo "Holy Is The Lamb" penned by James Rogers and sung with passion by Andreana Arganda (surely a lady soon to be graced with an album in her own right). As expected, lyrics never stray far from paraphrases of the Scripture and the arrangements are a tad generic. Also, it's a shame Ben Cantelon and Andreana Arganda slipped their songs onto the project for they already have access to decent recording budgets and Soul Survivor's Watford studios. But that gripe aside, this is heart warming contemporary worship music which hopefully will resource many churches.
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