STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 8880-8615 LABEL: ICC ICCD5820 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Such is the saturation marketing that surrounds Britain's premier Bible week that this is the third consecutive CR featuring reviews of Spring Harvest 1992-related albums. We've done the '12 New Songs For...' pre-Spring Harvest primer; the 'Praise Mix' for the celebrations pitched at teenagers; and the Spring Harvest Kids Praise. Now at last we get to the biggie, at least as far as Christian bookshops go - the recorded live album. Those with memories of exceedingly poor sound quality and ragged playing on earlier SH albums had better give this album a listen. The playing is excellent, the sound quality fine (were there overdubs?) while at long last the compilers have sensibly identified the worship leaders featured on each track, if not on which site or sites they were recorded. The leaders Dave Pope, Noel Richards, Graham Kendrick, Dave Bilbrough and Chris Bowater do excellently though it was possibly unwise to get Noel Richards singing a Kendrick song (Noel sounds distinctly uncomfortable on "And He Shall Reign"). My current favourites are Dave Bilbrough's haunting "I Believe" and Noel Richard's "My Lips Shall Praise You". Recommended, even if you didn't get there.
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