Yfriday - Everlasting God: The Very Best Of Yfriday
STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 95308-17097 LABEL: Kingsway SURCD5207 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 RELEASE DATE: 2010-08-16 RRP: £1.00
Reviewed by Tim Holden
Yfriday have been producing cutting edge rock worship for over 10 years now and it is a testament to Ken Riley's writing ability that not only is there 28 tracks here but all of them have stood the test of time and still feel fresh and edgy. All the classic Yfriday tracks are here, from a live version of "Holy Holy Holy" through "Rise", "Someone I Can Live For", "Revolution", "Universal", "One Hope" and the obvious "Everlasting God". The two CDs have been well compiled with a good selection of old and new songs, full-on rockers and quiet ballads on each disc and with a good flow to keep the listener interested and not suffering from full on rock fatigue. The band have always managed to produce rock material with some depth and clever use of synth programming and this compilation is a brilliant 'how to' of making God-filled, passionate, worshipful rock music. If you have never heard Yfriday get this NOW!
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The journey might be just about over, but for Yfriday the final year of their remarkable ministry will be anything but quiet. With celebrations of their 16-years as a band taking place across the UK, 2010 will see them going on a high.
And so the time is clearly right for the release of Everlasting God – The Best of Yfriday. Featuring groundbreaking songs – including the ASCAP Award-winning title track – the album charts the band’s progress from early musical missionaries to full-grown worship leaders.
All those trademark bounce-ups are there, as well as later material that tells of a deepening understanding of God’s character. The result is unmissable.