Youth Alive - Jump To The Jam

Sunday 1st August 1999
Youth Alive - Jump To The Jam
Youth Alive - Jump To The Jam

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Hillsong Music HSACD104
RRP: £10.20

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

An album celebrating the Youth Alive ministry of worship and more riproaring 100 mile an hour rock 'n' roll praise and worship. Beginning with five Oz rockers before turning the heat down a little for the funky groove of " I Wanna Be With You" before mellowing into a bit of pop. Eventually this album turns into a medley as one song segues into another song and suddenly everybody in the house is saying "ho" on the title track! Someonesings a Chris Falson composition "Song From Heaven" and there are a couple of Hillsong classics "Jesus, Lover Of My Soul" and "Shout To The Lord" and suddenly this sounds like a million other worship albums of the past five years. The album even closes with the funky  but scipturally unsound "Send It On Down" (the Holy Spirit isn't an "it"). A strange album, all youthy and Oz rock at the start which blands out into an MOR fest. Unsatisfying to everyone! I continue to have reservations about the stylistic virtues of importing this stuff into a British scene which is actually currently leading the world in creative worship. Wouldn't it be better to throw some money at those who are pioneering and innovating over here? I continue to dream! 

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Reader Comments

Posted by joshua in Australia @ 13:40 on Feb 3 2013

Ryan, have you tried youtube? I've seen Jump to the Jam on there before...

Posted by Ryan in Dunedin NZ @ 23:46 on Feb 4 2008

well my fav song in the world is jump to the jam they when i was little we sang it at church and i am trying to find a copy of it a but i carnt anywere

The opinions expressed in the Reader Comments are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms.

Add your comment

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.