Tim Uluirewa & The Raise The Praise Gospel Choir - You Give Me Joy

Tuesday 1st February 2000
Tim Uluirewa & The Raise The Praise Gospel Choir - You Give Me Joy
Tim Uluirewa & The Raise The Praise Gospel Choir - You Give Me Joy

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1517-26910
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

This album goes a long way to show that there's another genre of Australian praise music apart from the Hillsongs gang; Pastor Tim (pronounce his surĀ­name 'Oo-louie-ray-wah') is music pastor in a (earn ministry with his father at the Living Hope Worship Centre in the Sydney suburb of Belmont, and whilst stylistically the music they make is similar in many ways to Hillsongs, (here's a definite gospel edge to things. The album was recorded at a Sunday night serĀ­vice at the church, Justo Almario lends his considerable talents, a tight band gives good support, the choir responds with enthusiasm and there's a good "live" atmosphere. Tim wrote or co-wrote every one of the 14 songs on the album, and whilst there isn't anything innovative, they are well crafted and sound theologically. Production is excellent, with a good clean sound, and the editing keeps the live feel by allowing tracks to flow into one another, so it's a seamless listen if you set your CD player to continuous play, and at 74 minutes playing time is mega-generous. I think that Tim and his pals could go places; give them a hand by sending for this.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Mr Patrice Modeley in Mauritius @ 14:29 on Sep 26 2006

I'm desparately looking for this album!
Please tell me where I can get it.


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