STYLE: Messianic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 81911-13005 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £12.00
Reviewed by Tim Holden
Right from the haunting opening of "Kadosh Adonia Tsava-ot", complete with shofars and sung in Hebrew, it is obvious this is not going to be a standard worship album. The songs are a collection of Jewish worship songs, both traditional, contemporary and self written, ranging from straight worship ("Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh") to prayers set to music (the powerfully moving "In These Dark Days") to the instrumental "Selah". With excellent production and help from the likes of well-known British musicians like Neil Costello (guitar), Mark Edwards (keys) and Paul Heyman (violin) the album skillfully blends Messianic and contemporary elements and retains a quality feel, highlighted in the closing "Shimah Elohim" which stands out over all the other tracks, not just because it is a more contemporary arrangement but also because it manages to convey the passion of the songwriting.
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