Reviewed by Simon Eden
This might have been better titled "Best Of Tim Hughes And Friends", for out of the 14 tracks, five are from Tim Hughes, whilst three are from fellow Worship Central leader, Al Gordon. The vast majority of the tracks, if not all them, are ones that you are likely to have heard before as they have been selected from recent Soul Survivor live albums and Tim Hughes solo albums. The obvious one is Tim's "Happy Day" which is from the London Live Worship album. Whilst the Soul Survivor albums are a soundtrack to an event, this compilation is the soundtrack to a training school for worship leaders led by Tim and Al that has a view to "encounter God, equip the worshipper and empower the local church". This isn't just a UK project; March 2010 sees the London conference, only to be followed by similar events in Japan, Hong Kong, California, Canada, and Germany. The potential for these songs to impact the Church internationally via the training school is staggering. As a collective of musicians, with Ben Cantelon also contributing three tracks, along with Brenton Brown's "Adoration", this could be the start of a long lasting rolling ministry. The girls do also get a look in, with Beth Croft providing the lead vocals on a Hillsong United track, and Nikki Fletcher joining Tim on one track.
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|Worship Central is a school of worship from Alpha International, led by Tim Hughes & Al Gordon. With a vision to encounter God, equip the worshipper and empower the local church. Since launching in 2006, tens of thousands of people have attended training events on three continents, and hundreds of thousands have visited the website for practical resources.|
Tim Hughes states “There’s a real need to train worship leaders spiritually, practically and with good leadership skills. Our passion is to see the worship life of the local church around the world explode.”
Worship Central’s first album includes songs that have connected with the hearts of those at Worship Central events across the world, as well as some brand new songs. Featuring Tim Hughes,
Al Gordon, Ben Cantelon, Brenton Brown, Nikki Fletcher and Luke Hellebronth.
Features four brand new recorded songs.