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Reviewed by Tony Cummings
You know the score with this groundbreaking series, worship songs buffed and shined for teenage sensibilities. The problem comes when you're doing covers of songs already recorded in youth praise style (like, for instance, Delirious? songs). The Jamie Hill-led version of "Holy Moment" is okay but the original is always going to win out. Similarly, there's not huge mileage in doing covers of Oakley or Redman when you've got such great originals. But when you've got a goose-bump inducing voice like Cathy Burton's and a wonderful billowing, ambient rock arrangement like on "Only You", the effect is arresting. Shame there's no dance orientated stuff on this year's volume, but then, that's not producer Adrian Thompson's forte. This is still a selection of excellent worship songs, performed with guts and passion.
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