Reviewed by Steve Best
In this country, we have recently woken up to the need for credible, professionally-produced children's music, with the likes of Sammy Horner, Dave Cooke and John Hardwick at the forefront of the movement, and now, steaming in from the States come Troy and Genie, complete with assorted musicians from bands such as Steven Curtis Chapman and DC Talk, along with a bunch of kids who sound as if they're having the time of their lives. What we have here is a collection of hymns and worship songs that you and your kids will love to play, because, quite simply, they kick! Alongside contemporary arrangements of old favourites such as Rich Mullins' "Awesome God", "Hosanna" (yes! THAT one), a seriously happening "Joy To The World" and the Michael W Smith arrangement of "Crown Him With Many Crowns", comes a variety of songs, from thoughtful ballads ("Create In Me") to rock and ska ("Big House"). Add to that a Joan Jett mix of "Lord I Lift Your Name On High" and "Who's The King Of The Jungle", together with split tracks of the whole album, the result is irresistible. Oh, and the opener, "Lord's Prayer" SERIOUSLY ROCKS!!
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