Vineyard Music, Dave Chumchal, Michael Hansen - Touching The Father's Heart 32 : I Love Loving You

Wednesday 1st April 1998
Vineyard Music, Dave Chumchal, Michael Hansen - Touching The Father's Heart 32 : I Love Loving You
Vineyard Music, Dave Chumchal, Michael Hansen - Touching The Father's Heart 32 : I Love Loving You

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 16851-27524
LABEL: Vineyard Music VMD9255

Reviewed by Ian Hayter

I made the mistake of reading the lyric sheet before listening to this album and had made up my mind that this was yet another example of "bumper sticker" worship - lots of ungrammatical slogans strung together with no real sense of purpose (or, indeed, doctrine). The title of the album seemed to sum it all up, really. However, once the disc had slid into the player and messrs Chumchal (Dave) and Hansen (Michael) were doing their stuff, I changed my mind completely. The musical arrangements are slick, but not too much so. The lyrics make a lot more sense when wedded to the music - which is excellent. And the whole thing seemed much more sincere and almost worshipful. Stand out tracks are "When It's All Said And Done" and "Everything Will Give You Praise", with several other very good offerings. I suppose it's worth making the point again that, although the label says 'Live Worship', it doesn't have a very 'live' feel - and the worship is not that deep (maybe that's because the listener's attitude was wrong!). There is some very good stuff here, all of which could easily be transformed to a local church setting, but which is performed on this album with great skill and inspiration.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Hold On [Listen]
2. I Love Loving You [Listen]
3. I Would Do Anything [Listen]
4. When It's All Said And Done [Listen]
5. Sing Lord Sing [Listen]
6. Everything Will Give You Praise [Listen]
7. We Are Your Children [Listen]
8. I Delight In You [Listen]
9. You Direct My Steps [Listen]
10. Not Be Shaken [Listen]
11. Lord, Lord, Lord [Listen]
12. Come Lord [Listen]
13. Our Father [Listen]

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