STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 44017-13604 LABEL: Independent TMEDIACD105 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2008-04-30 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Tim Holden
Recorded live in their church, 'King Of Love' showcases the songs and talents of the three worship leaders at Trinity Church Cheltenham, Neil Bennetts, Jules Woodbridge and David Gate. Well known to those who attend or listen to the worship material associated with New Wine, this collection of 12 songs exposes more of their material to a wider audience. From the misleadingly quiet opening of "King Of Love" the album quickly gets into its stride of well formed pop rock-based worship songs. The arrangement and production is excellent and provides a good platform for the songs, particularly the outstanding "God Be Gracious To Us". While some of the songs are a tad complex and might well overstretch your average church band, they work well here. Overall, a refreshing set of songs that will inspire worship.
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Live Worship from one of the UK's big New Wine Churches, Trinity Cheltenham. Featuring Neil Bennetts, David Gate and Jules Woodbridge, all regular Venue 1 worship leaders at the annual New Wine event, and key contributors to New Wine live worship albums such as Cry Freedom and Heavenbound as well as the New Wine songbook. Sure to be popular with fans of these incredibly popular annual releases, this album features songs well known to the New Wine network and the wider Church, plus quality new songs born out of the abundant musicial creativity and songwriting of this vibrant church.