Spring Harvest - Kids Praise Party Megamix: 50 Praise Songs For 5-11s
STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 160102-23816 LABEL: Elevation ELE2132D FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 3 RELEASE DATE: 2016-03-25 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Stephen Luff
Spring Harvest has been one of the forerunners in providing resources for children's workers in churches across the land. This collection brings together releases that tie in with each yearly Easter gathering. Writers include Doug Horley, Simon Perry and Nick and Becky Drake. What is evident listening to the collection is how quickly such songs age. This is demonstrated with the opening track, Martin Smith's "I've Found Jesus" which sounds very dated, and maybe not the greatest recording with which o open this three CD collection. That said, there are great songs here, I especially enjoyed "Celebrate God" (Damien Herbert) and "All Through History" (Becky Drake). My other main concern is the given age range for the collection, five to 11, which is a broad age group for music. I suggest that many 11 year olds would struggle to enjoy songs aimed at the other end of the spectrum, especially as many of the songs feature very young voices as well as adult voices. I suspect this will prove useful more as a collection to pull certain songs from and not one to be played from start to finish.
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The Kids Praise Party CDs from Spring Harvest were a huge success and here we have, in one place, a mega selection of 50 great praise songs from that whole series.
Delivering a combination of old and new from top writers including Doug Horley, Nick & Becky Drake, Hillsong Kids, Simon Parry and Big Ministries, these songs are guaranteed to engage children in worship in a fun, interesting and meaningful way.