Youth Alive - Shake

Monday 1st February 1999
Youth Alive - Shake

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

Reviewed by Dancin' Dave Derbyshire

Wow!  This album starts off with a feast of creative sounds as David Evans sings some of his amazing rock worship songs.  These are songs of zeal and passion for a new generation of Christians that are beginning to shake this planet as the power of the Holy Spirit comes upon them.  These songs teach out 'Justification' and exhort us to fight in spiritual warfare with the contemporary image of a 'Buzzsaw'.  The pace slackens off slightly as others take over the lead when Evans moves into the background and the songs become more of a softer pop sound.  Personally, I found the song about "the anointing falling" to be somewhat of a cliché after hearing David Evans' more street savvy language.  Nevertheless, these are very good praise and worship songs that I find gently incline my spirit towards God.  My only criticism is that I would have liked to hear more of David Evans.  It's not just the pace of the songs.  When he sings the slower "Sacred Place", I could easily fall down in God's presence.  And as he closes with a song about zeal I am left feeling that praise was never like this.

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Sample Track Listing:
2. Shake_the_Planet [Listen]
13. Passionate Praise [Listen]

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