Reviewed by David Faulkner
This is a well-produced CD. The mixes are good, keeping vocalists and bands prominent, the congregation providing participation and atmosphere rather than dominance. As you'd expect, the worship teams are good quality. And yet, and yet, I have problems. It's safe and predictable. The music fits popular genres, with little attempt to be daring: MOR, youth worship, some Celtic and gospel inflections. Even the "bonus track" is Moya Brennan singing - surprise, surprise - "Be Thou My Vision". Then I'm puzzled why a Spring Harvest theme, 'One People', about the Church, should lead to songs that are laced with evangelical individualism. But for all that, let me reserve praise for Geraldine Latty's reggae-tinged "Dance Of Our God". She has taken inspiration from the ancient doctrine of perichoresis. If the evangelical church were to tap more regularly into such rich resources as history gives us, our worship might be deeper. Buy this CD if you want the "hits", but not if you want to be stretched.
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|Live Worship from the Spring Harvest Big Top featuring the anthems of 2007. Captured here is the very best of an unforgettable event, the songs that broke through, connecting with God and unlocking an impassioned response. Share it with 4,000 others; One people, unified in worship. Featuring Martyn Layzell, Kristyn Getty, Mark Tedder, Geraldine Latty, Noel Robinson and Kate Silber.|