Vineyard Music - Fruit Of The Spirit: Banana Na Na
STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21831-12394 LABEL: Vineyard Music VM2-106 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2007-02-28 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Tom Lennie
'Banana na na' is one of a series of four new Fruit Of The Spirit recordings. It turns out, however, that this is a partial repackage of a disc released back in 2001 - now in smart new packaging and retitled. Songwriters are a team of well known Vineyard musicians - Casey Carey, Terry Butler, Cindy Rethmeier and Dave Chumchal. And it's these guys who lead on their own songs, with a notably proficient backing band. The songs are catchy and thankfully non-cheesy. Indeed they appear to be aimed at slightly older children, as they come in a rather adult-friendly style. The tunes are finely varied with differing tempos and moods and include some edgy hip-hop (the opening "U R The 1 4 Me"), a catchy Cajun number ("Happy") and a dose of funk-pop ("He's A Rock"). There are eight songs in total and all are repeated as instrumentals for group use. Guitar chord charts and overhead masters are also included on the CD and at £4.99 this seems like a pretty good investment.
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The new series Fruit Of The Spirit is designed specifically for kids and featuring a mix of well-known worship songs and brand new, kid-friendly songs, Fruit Of The Spirit is a great addition to any collection of music for kids. Use them at church for group worship or as a great, God-centred, sing-a-long CDs at home or in the car.
The songs featured on the Fruit Of The Spirit CDs reflect a heart and attitude of worship while maintaining the excitement and energy that can only be found in a child's heart.