Tim Hughes + Worship Central South Africa + Liv Village + Langa Mbonambi - Live At Liv
STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 166777-26155 LABEL: Integrity 0000768700822 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2017-07-21 RRP: £6.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
Recorded live in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal with studio enhancements added later, this EP sees Birmingham-based worship man and occasional composer of modern worship mega-hits Tim Hughes team up with some South African worshippers to offer up five stirring songs of praise. This collaboration was captured at LIV Village - the home of the eponymous charity that provides holistic residential care for orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa - and feels very much like a regular Tim Hughes release. Established Hughes numbers such as "Hope And Glory", "The Way" and "Spirit Break Out" are performed here with skill and passion but, given the EP's setting, it's surprising and rather disappointing that more indigenous sounds weren't factored in. Aside from the occasional line or two sung in what sounds like Zulu and a cameo from Johannesburg singer Langa Mbonambi, the enthralling rhythms, instruments and vocal styling that have become part of South Africa's cultural appeal are largely missing and there is a sense that an opportunity to create something unique has been missed by sticking to the formulaic modern worship sound.
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Live at LIV was recorded LIVE at the wonderful LIV Village in
KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
It's an alive, raw, honest and beautiful project featuring Worship Central South Africa, Tim Hughes, Langa Mbonambi, LIV Village and many more.
People representing government, business, entertainment, sport and the Church gathered and united for a higher cause and for change on a large scale.
LIV provides holistic residential care for orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. LIV is about raising future leaders who will grow up to be a generation that will influence positive change within South Africa, Africa and the world.
HOPE & GLORY
COME HOLY SPIRIT (UTHANDO)
SPIRIT BREAK OUT
HANDS AROUND THE WORLD