Terry MacAlmon - Live Worship From The World Prayer Center
STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 8289-8042 LABEL: Terry MacAlmon Ministries 632193500120 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Paddy Hudspith
I'm told that US-based Terry Macalmon is quite popular in some circles, promoting an "easy listening" approach to worship which places him firmly outside any cutting edge developments in the field; Tim Hughes, he ain't. This release was recorded at the triumphantly-named World Prayer Center in Colorado, where Terry regularly leads "noon worship sessions". Refreshingly, he is a keyboard player, so his style differs from the usual sound of a solo worshipper leading on guitar, but Terry does draw unnecessary attention to himself through his use of elaborate flourishes and runs. Also, he has chosen to back many of his songs with an unconvincing synthesized orchestra, which to these ears gets in the way of any spontaneity or intimacy. Nine tracks are showcased in this way, mostly his own songs but also included are "What A Friend I've Found" and Smitty's "Agnus Dei". Sadly the difference in quality between these and Terry's tunes is stark and all in all 'Live Worship.' was a disappointing experience for this listener. However, his ministry will no doubt be enjoyed by those who've been blessed by his ministry on God TV.
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This is Terry's first album and it remains one of his most popular. Each week believers from many denominations gather together at the World Prayer Center, and this CD captures this anointed worship.
Includes: 'I sing praises, Holy are you Lord.'