Spring Harvest - Live Worship 2017: One For All

Published Monday 21st August 2017
Spring Harvest - Live Worship 2017: One For All
Spring Harvest - Live Worship 2017: One For All

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 166181-25838
LABEL: Essential Christian 5021776223436
RELEASE DATE: 2017-07-14
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Sue Rinaldi has made major contributions to the development of modern worship. Her work with NGM's Heartbeat is fondly remembered and her solo rendition of "So Freely" is a classic as far as I am concerned. But it's one of Sue's unheralded activities - selecting the songs that are sung at the annual Spring Harvest celebrations - which gained my admiration as I played through this, the latest in the long run of live Spring Harvest albums. Sue's choice of songs is nothing short of brilliant. The blend on 'One For All' of wonderful new anthems like "Pray" and "Mercy Road" (studio versions of which are on the fine new Worship Central album) offset against hymns new ("Hope And Glory", written by Tim Hughes, Martin Smith and Nick Herbert and Stuart Townend's "How Deep The Father's Love For Us") and old ("Great Is Thy Faithfulness" - surely one of the most over-recorded Christian songs of the last hundred years which amazingly comes out sounding fresh here thanks to a fine Lou Fellingham vocal and a powerful modern arrangement). Overall this is a project crying out to be played in car, laptop or home stereo. My favourites at the moment are Lou Fellingham's rendition of her own "This Changes Everything"; Luke Hellebronth doing a great version of "He Lives" penned by Ben Cantelon, Chris Tomlin, Nick Herbert and Reuben Morgan and two spine-tingling renditions of classic new songs - Brooke Fraser's "What A Beautiful Name" and John Mark McMillan's "King Of My Heart"- sung by Cathy Burton, surely the best singer in UK modern worship. Production/engineering by Paul Burton, including some deft studio overdubs, is excellent with the worshipful atmosphere of the big top crowd captured without dominating. I think I've heard every Spring Harvest live worship album since the first in 1982 and that's a lot of albums. This, I believe, is the best.

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Product Description
ONE FOR ALL LIVE WORSHIP FROM SPRING HARVEST transports you into inspirational moments and melodies of worship as thousands joined together declaring and discovering love, faith and unity. Featuring lead worshippers Cathy Burton, Lou Fellingham, Pete James and Worship Central.

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