STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9580-DVD4 LABEL: Hosanna 000768279014 FORMAT: DVD Music video ITEMS: 1 RRP: £14.99
Reviewed by Christine Thompson
Tommy has made himself well known in the US scene for his black gospel worship stylings, despite the fact that he is white. The tracks here contain a mix of speeds and some really good words but I couldn't help myself finding them all a bit bland and "samey". The cover said there were 700 people present at the Regent University, where it was recorded, but I couldn't hear them singing, although I could see on the screen. I also found the fact that the songs were not performed in the order they appeared on the box - frustrating as I like to have an idea of what to expect next. On a more positive note the gospel choir backing the songs were enthusiastic and added another dimension to each song. The wonders of DVD technology also meant you could have the words along the bottom of the screen should you wish to sing along (be warned of the American spelling though). The DVD also contains an interview with Tommy about how he became a worship leader and some behind-the-scenes footage which I found quite interesting.
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This Hosanna! release is a worshipful journey unfolding the wonder and majesty of our awesome God. Gifted songwriter and worship leader, Tommy Walker, leads a 50 voice gospel choir and over 700 worshippers in this precious offering of praise and adoration. Includes: 'Heavenly touch, I'm not ashamed, Lord I run to you.'