STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 145304-21194 LABEL: Vineyard Music UK VRUKCD27 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 RELEASE DATE: 2013-10-21 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Stephen Luff
This two CD set was recorded in June 2013 at London's Riverside Vineyard Church, contains 17 musicians from the UK and Ireland, alongside various worship leaders from UK Vineyard churches. The album is overflowing with songs written by British songsmiths including some penned at a songwriting retreat. There is also an excellent version of Kevin Prosch's "Show Your Power" and a new, powerful version of Samuel Lane's "Oh My Soul", which opens the album. It is very difficult to highlight the best tracks as there is not a bad one in the 13 song collection, but the title track is a strong contender, with its gentle start slowly building a wall of sound with several drum kits featured on an atmospheric finish. "The Light" with its gentle, intimate feel, is another. The only concern is that given this is a live recording, there is little congregational atmosphere contained here, even when listening with headphones, making it sound mostly like a studio recording with occasional clapping. But having said that, this collection confirms what we already know, that the UK Vineyard churches have some of the most talented songwriters and musicians in the country.
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