The Classic City Collective - Leave Your Guns With The Usher

Published Wednesday 13th July 2011
The Classic City Collective - Leave Your Guns With The Usher
The Classic City Collective - Leave Your Guns With The Usher

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 115369-18162
LABEL: SongsandCrowns

Reviewed by Stephen Luff

The amusing album title (taken from a sign used in churches in the old west), is intended to indicate how we need to leave human tools of security and safety behind and rely on God. Despite the old west pic on the sleeve, this is definitely not country and western, but relevant, contemporary and...first class! Paul Reeves, music pastor at a church in Athens, Georgia, is the driving force behind the collective and has produced and engineered the project. The result is 12 powerful songs of praise and worship with driving guitars, heartfelt lyrics and the sought after ability to speak direct to the listener with beautiful vocal performances. For example, "Perfect Peace" is a beautiful song which builds up the listener, "In The Arms Of God" is a great album opener with lead guitar with enough bite to rouse the throng at a U2 concert! "Set My Mind On Truth" is a gentle track focusing on keeping the thought life pure and guarding the mind. The hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" also appears on the album played deftly on acoustic guitar. The only minor criticism I have is that there is maybe a little too much emphasis on intimate worship and too little on joyful praise. Apart from that, this is a recommended debut.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Jamie in US @ 18:07 on Jul 29 2011

Powerful, creative and fresh - brilliant album - crazy title!

Posted by AnnRose in US @ 16:51 on Jul 14 2011

I love The Classic City Collective's new album. These guys are great live too!!!

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