Reviewed by Tom Lennie
Vineyard UK blasted onto the worship scene in the late '90s with two phenomenal live recordings, 'Come Now Is The Time' (1998) and 'Hungry' (1999), which spread round the world like wildfire and quickly became, and to this day remain, two of Vineyard International's best-selling discs. The main players of those recordings, who included Brian Doerksen, Kathryn Scott, Brenton Brown and Marc James, continued to collaborate on Vineyard UK's next project, the studio venture 'Surrender' (2000), which also enjoyed huge popularity and it is this album, together with the equally excellent 'Beautiful' (2002) and 'Hold On' (2003) which make up three fifths of this project. As Vineyard UK's popularity grew, two individual local church teams - the Burn Band from St Albans (featuring Samuel Lane and Marc James) and Nottingham's Trent (featuring Nigel Briggs) - both produced albums in their own right so as well as the three Vineyard UK albums mentioned, this package also offers the Burn Band's 'All From You' (2006) and Trent Vineyard's 'Hold On' (2003). All in all, it's a remarkable collection, revealing the striking ongoing creativity and originality which has marked Vineyard UK from the very start, keeping them at the cutting edge of contemporary praise and worship. It's a worthy showcase and a great collector's item - beautifully packaged and retaining the individuality of each original release.
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|5 CD Box Set
A celebratory 5 CD set featuring all of the historic studio recordings from Vineyard Records UK's 10 year history. Presented in a superior multi-CD gift package, and including a fascinating and comprehensive booklet which tells the stories behind the songs as well as charting the history of the Vineyard movement back to John Wimber, this is an fascinating keepsake and a wonderful collection for all worship music fans.
Featuring Surrender (2000), Beautiful (2002), Hold On (2003), All From You (2006) and Unfailing Love (2006) this studio set features an incredible 59 high quality Vineyard recordings.