STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 106468-17835 LABEL: Reunion 602341016025 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 EXTRAS: Bonus DVD RELEASE DATE: 2011-03-01 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Jamie Maxwell
Following two successful studio albums, Florida's Tenth Avenue North have become hot property. They can boast over 200,000 fans on Facebook and a glance at their website reveals a plethora of endorsements: a testament to their popularity on the US CCM scene. This live DVD/CD package comes as a follow up to their 2010 album 'Light Meets The Dark', from which three songs are reprised here. The band's honest, sincere approach to worship really comes through on the DVD while musically the songs have a pleasing flow, stylistically following in the footsteps of artists like Remedy Drive. Anthemic choruses and catchy hooks are commonplace in this genre but Tenth Avenue North offer more substance than most. Highlights here include "Strong Enough To Save" with its driving, stadium rock feel and the powerful, moving ballad, "Healing Begins." At the conclusion of each track singer Mike Donehey talks a little about the song's message. Extended explanations between songs can often break up the flow of a set but here it works well. This is a truly enjoyable set though at a mere 44 minutes it could easily have been twice the length.
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Inside and In Between features unforgettable songs from Tenth Avenue North performed by the band during their 2010 year of touring.
Experience live versions of fan favourites including By Your Side, Hold My Heart and Healing Begins.
As we’ve come to expect from Tenth Avenue North, the songs are poignant and powerful in this moving live experience.
“It’s been kind of crazy I guess when you think about it,” Mike says with a smile. “In a lot of ways, we don’t feel like anything has changed when we get up on stage, more people are there to see us play and more people are familiar with the songs, but the objective really hasn’t changed. The objective is for people to encounter truth and be changed.”