STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9948-9522 LABEL: Vineyard Music VMUKCD12 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £14.99
Reviewed by Haydon Spenceley
Wowsers! Our God is good, and on the evidence of this, he likes it when his people rock in response to his glory. Must admit I've never heard a worship album of any sort featuring such passion along with tightness of playing, for which the musicians and leaders, as well as producer Paul Burton, should be commended. Reactivating the live Winds Of Worship series, this was cut at Vineyard UK's Doing The Stuff conference from musicians who played and led on the impressive 'Beautiful' and 'Hold On' albums. From start to finish this album invites the listener to appreciate something of the sheer volume of God's glory. From Nigel Briggs's "Shine On" to Marc James's remake of the Brenton Brown song "Holy", which features incendiary guitars, to Sam Lane's "Beautiful", which builds from a minimalist start to an extraordinarily passionate climax, and taking in songs old and new ("Draw Me Close/Come And Fill Me Up"), this album has something for everyone. The music is tight and captivating, the songs give God the glory, this is a worship album all lovers of Godly rock should investigate.
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Worship Leaders: Nige Briggs, Marc James, Samuel Lane, and Deborah Clarke
Featuring 10 highly acclaimed worship tracks including Draw Me Close, Holy and Beautiful plus 2 new bonus tracks, this is a full-on, energetic live recording of the Doing The Stuff worship event from Nottingham, UK. Featuring Marc James, Sam Lane, Adam Dickens (Beautiful album) and Nigel Briggs (Hold On album), the songs on this recording take you on a journey proclaiming the awesomeness of God; focusing on His intimate love for us; looking outwards to the broken and needy. This live collection is sure to stir the hearts of worship music lovers both through the excellence of the music and the power of the lyrics.