Spring Harvest - Spring Harvest Presents The Big Start 2

Published Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Spring Harvest - Spring Harvest Presents The Big Start 2
Spring Harvest - Spring Harvest Presents The Big Start 2

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 136683-20640
LABEL: Elevation ELE1833D
RELEASE DATE: 2013-04-10
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Brendan O'Regan

Maybe it was my musical biases or the flashy packaging but I didn't expect a lot from this album, expecting standard issue party songs with a Jesus theme. I am delighted to say I was wrong - this is high quality pop, well produced, imaginatively arranged and well sung by a variety of able performers, many of whom would do well as solo artists. I wasn't entirely convinced by the opening track, "My Heart Is Singing Loud", with its thumping beat, but the funky version of "This Little Light Of Mine" won me over. "Oh Happy Day" must be the most performed gospel song and therefore suffers from over familiarity, but here it gets a fine treatment that ranks with the best, featuring a strong lead singer and a children's choir. You'd find it hard not to move to the calypso rhythms of "Higher, Higher, Caste Your Burdens" and if you're in the mood for something more reflective there's the beautiful "Jesus Loves Me (You Knew Me From The Start)". If you're looking for an anthem there's the always-popular "Shout To The Lord (My Jesus My Saviour)". There's a comprehensive lyrics booklet and links to where you can find backing tracks, song scores and free downloads.

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Product Description
Spring Harvest presents The Big Start 2, a brand new resource for all-age worship, helping families and congregations to start their day with a huge healthy dose of faith and feelgoodery!

Packed with wonderful God-truths, The Big Start 2 is based on the lively Big Start family celebration from Spring Harvest. It features songs sourced from many of the UK’s top all-age worship songwriters.

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