STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4544-4606 LABEL: Vineyard Music VMUKCD06 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £14.99
Reviewed by Alan & Angeline Chesters
This live album of 14 thoughtfully chosen, brand new songs comes from 11writers, the most well known being Brenton Brown, who co-produces with Nigel Hemming and Paul Burton. It progresses from previous offerings,'Hungry' and 'Come, Now Is The Time' as part of the new sound for a growing generation who fly in the face of the trend for young people to be leaving the UK Church. The growth is encouraged by gifted and confident young writers, singers and musicians being increasingly used in contemporary worship and so being shared with us all. The writing faithfully communicates gospel messages and it's wonderfully moving to hear such creative arrangements from a team who've only just started to make their impact. Some songs have a gentleness, with awesome lead vocals, male and female but the deepest impact of the album is the stronger use of guitar-led rock music. I just can't list all the great contributions to this album. You will have your preferences from the tracks as they grow on you. The title track is a stunning piece of worship led by Marc James. He and drummer Jimmy Cooke, the nucleus of the band Dust, also feature on other tracks. (This CD includes a CD-ROM element containing printable guitar chord sheets and overhead masters of the songs on this album).
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Featuring 14 new songs from all over the UK this album truly highlights the amazing diversity and progressive nature of worship coming out of the UK Vineyard churches.
‘Holy’ is the first live release from Vineyard Music UK since ‘Hungry’. It is produced by Nigel Hemming (co-producer of ‘Hungry’ and ‘Great Big God’) and Brenton Brown (who also returns as a worship leader and songwriter). Additional worship leaders/songwriters include Wendy O’Connell (nee Whitehead) and Nigel Briggs as well as the introduction of five new worship leaders in Daniel Chadney, Esther Alexander, Marc James and Sam Lane, all of who make exciting and powerful debuts on the recording.
So turn your stereo up LOUD, open your windows, brace yourself and let this album cry aloud: ‘Holy is Your name in all the earth’.