Various - The Best of Movation

Published Monday 21st August 2006
Various - The Best of Movation
Various - The Best of Movation

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18786-10124
LABEL: Movation 1908372
EXTRAS: Data track giving exclusive web access
RELEASE DATE: 2006-07-07
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Anyone whose read on the Cross Rhythms website producer Zarc Porter's fascinating track-by-track analysis of the 35 tracks on this two CD compilation will know that this is a fascinating look at most of the musical highlights from the studio-based production company/label which has sustained schools evangelism in Manchester for 10 years and more. When one considers that composers Pennell and Porter have had to continually adjust their sound and approach to meet the quixotic changes of Top 20 obsessed school kids, it is amazing how fresh and relevant even the old tracks sound today. The albums start off with two bang-up-to-date cuts the new line up thebandwithnoname and their thrusting rap-up "Justified" and TBC's engaging cover of tbwnn's "Home" before taking us back to Nostalgia Land with stone classics like The World Wide Message Tribe's "I'm On My Way (To Zion)", V*enna's "Where I Wanna Be", Shine's "Lifted" and that immortal collision of HOG and The Tribe on "Jumping In The House Of God". There are new cuts "Dum Diggy" by various members of the Collective groups is pop fun or extremely irritating, depending on your view of catchy pop while on "Set My Heart On Fire" Jenna shows herself to be a singing star waiting for an album. There are interesting re-mixes of Delirious? and Matt Redman while if you're keen on house/rave stompers of yesteryear, cutting edge rock rap fusion or pure and pristine pop, you're bound to find something on this set which floats your boat. The only fault with the package is the lack of sleevenotes but Zarc Porter's CR piece addresses that omission. If I had to plump for two favourites they would be Lucy Britten's "Nothing Compares (With Your Love)" which to me is pop dance perfection, and the extraordinary rapping rant of Cameron Dante's on The Tribe's "Hypocrite". But then, I'm already beginning to really enjoy Porter's "TBC Megamix" on the close of CD2. Yep, 'The Best Of Movation' documents pop/dance history of which the UK church can be proud.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

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Product Description
The long-awaited definitive collection from Movation. Double CD release includes classic tracks from the Movation back catalogue as well as previously unreleased material and live recordings. Plus, purchasers receive exclusive web access with free downloads and videos.

Reader Comments

Posted by Tasha in Hampshire @ 22:00 on Sep 11 2008

I have to say, I am a massive fan of Mark and Zarc, and all the people they\'ve worked with, so this CD is kind of the ultimate! I've listened to their stuff all my life really (I'm just a little older that the Tribe) so for me this CD bringing together the old and new brings back memories :). I'm just in my last year of school at the moment, but when I leave college I really wanna work at Innervation.
PS Jenna - your track was definitely one of the best on that CD, I first heard it sung by tbc, and I had to buy it! I think your version is amazing! You go girl!

Posted by Jenna Hone in Brackley, Northants @ 15:18 on Feb 23 2008

hi there guys, my name is Jenna and I recorded Set my heart on fire when i was 14, I'm now 20 and still persuing a music career i think its great that you've shown an interest to my voice so thank you!! god bless!! x

Posted by silverbolt in newquay @ 09:58 on Nov 27 2006

your songs are awesome thank u guys 4 the gathering on sunday 24th november it really rocked

Posted by juan gabriel cataño in medellin-colombia @ 04:04 on Nov 12 2006

hi there! i'd like to know more about jenna and her music.
God bless you all!!!!!!!!

Reply by juan gabriel cataño in medellin @ 04:16 on Jul 8 2007

hi, i'm from colombia and i'm very into christian dance music. i like the world wide messege tribe's music.
chris, thank you for responding me.

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Reply by Chris in North Cornwall @ 11:27 on Dec 13 2006

I emailed authentic media ( as i was to interested i jenna because i do christian djing sometimes. They said she was only 15 years old at the time and i think they said it was a one off track - shame i know. Let me know if you found out anymore information.

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Posted by Sophie in Slough @ 17:27 on Oct 15 2006

hey, jus wanted 2 say tht thebandwithnoname is the best! i love them so much and they're music is just so gud! luv ya! xox

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