Stuart Barbour - Get Up On Your Feet: Live Worship From The Point

Published Monday 16th August 2010
Stuart Barbour - Get Up On Your Feet: Live Worship From The Point
Stuart Barbour - Get Up On Your Feet: Live Worship From The Point

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 87555-16745
LABEL: Elevation ELE1525D
RELEASE DATE: 2010-03-31
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Paul Loader

'Get Up On Your Feet' is the first in a series of albums to come from The Point, a Church Of England Fresh Expression's church plant in Mid Sussex that was set up by Matt Redman and Will Camp and comes under the Worshipping Churches banner. Stuart Barbour himself is a highly experienced songsmith having once worked with the band Powerhouse and then having had a couple of releases on Kingsway. I have to be honest; with a title like 'Get Up On Your Feet' I was expecting something a little more dynamic and upbeat with just a tad more passion than the music presented here. But having said that, I can't deny that the recording ticks all the right boxes for a worship album and my pastor's wife alone will adore it as it contains many favourite songs such as Reuban Morgan's "This is Our God", Matt Redman's "You Alone Can Worship" and "You Never Let Go", with songs like "Spirit Of God", "Jesus My Friend" and "Search My Heart" and my favourite "Get Up On Your Feet" by Stuart Barbour. It is just that, and please don't think I am being cynical, we have heard it all before many, MANY times. I have dozens of live worship albums that sound just like this one and perhaps this is where my disappointment lies. I didn't have the same emotional response and sense of awe as I did the first time I heard Vineyard UK's "Hungry" or YFriday's "Universal". That being said, 'Get Up On Your Feet' is a good album to sing along to in the car or dancing around the kitchen with whilst cooking Sunday lunch.

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Product Description

Worshipping Churches is a new series that aims to capture the vibrancy of worship emanating from alive and growing UK churches.

This, the first in the series, comes from The Point Church, where Stuart Barbour is worship pastor. The Point was set up by Matt Redman and Will Kemp, and this album was recorded on its 5th birthday, as it gathered to celebrate changed lives, growth and unity with Jesus at the centre.

This tangible sense of celebration and excitement is captured on this recording, bringing together new and popular worship songs, and offering an insight into the worshipful life of this wonderful church.

The Point is part of the Church of England and began towards the end of 2004 with eight adults and five children. Focusing just on Acts chapter 2 and its picture of what the early church looked like, their aim from day one was to take the heart of this two-thousand-year-old model of church, and re-imagine it for today's world. The church has grown massively since.

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