STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 8915-8650 LABEL: Vineyard Music VMD9243 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Giles D Morrison
'15 Best Loved Worship Classics From Vineyard Music'. Well, there's nothing like a little humility! This album is a compilation from other Vineyard worship albums. Given that all that has been done is a little re-packaging, what is there to recommend this particular album? It's best described as a sampler of all the Vineyard worship leaders around the world. Anybody who's had their ears open over the last decade will recognise such tracks as "Faithful One", "It's Your Blood", "Come And Fill Me Up", etc. There appears to be a vague theme to the tracks selected, in that many of the songs have a 'prayerful' feel to them. A nice touch is that the liner notes include comments from the writers explaining the circumstances leading to each song. A feature of all the Vineyard albums I've heard is that the arrangements and production seem to attempt to iron out any differences in style between each track. Given the undoubted quality of writers and musicians available this always puzzles me. For example, "Cry Of My Heart" is covered far better on the 'Reggae Praise' album. So, on the whole, a fair album, particularly if you are unfamiliar with Vineyard worship or you want these tracks on one album, but otherwise unremarkable.
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