Deeper Faith

A Deeper Faith

by John Tesh
     
 

Love him or hate him, John Tesh has touched millions of lives over the past 15 years as a television personality and new age impresario. On A Deeper Faith, we meet Tesh the vocalist for the first time, in addition to his more familiar roles as a composer/musician newly committed to inspirational music. A Deeper Faith may be a worship collection, but…  See more details below

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Love him or hate him, John Tesh has touched millions of lives over the past 15 years as a television personality and new age impresario. On A Deeper Faith, we meet Tesh the vocalist for the first time, in addition to his more familiar roles as a composer/musician newly committed to inspirational music. A Deeper Faith may be a worship collection, but Tesh isn't following Christian music trends; he really does lead worship at his home church in Los Angeles. What we have here is an interesting mix of familiar worship fare -- "Open the Eyes of My Heart," "The Heart of Worship," and "I Could Sing of Your Love Forever," to name three -- and some original instrumentals, all given the Tesh touch of artful arrangements and studio magic. He's a believable vocalist, but smart enough to invite guests Natalie Grant and Nicole C. Mullen along for the ride; their trained voices give this familiar music a resonance it would otherwise lack. A Deeper Faith makes bold statements about Tesh's own spiritual walk; fans will be thrilled and detractors may well be surprised.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The keyboardist composer so many just love to hate is actually much loved according to the sales figures of his many instrumental discs. This time out, he must figure everyone who listens will forgive him his musical trespasses, since he's aiming for the heart of contemporary Christian music with this solid and engaging worship CD. Tesh's light, sweeping music has always had a pleasant spirituality about it, but this is the first time he's come out and professed his Christian faith in a musical setting. The disc is a combination of worship songs sung by various men and women, featuring mostly up-tempo, guitar-driven productions; the one notable exception is the pretty ballad about the meaning of the experience, "The Heart of Worship." None of these renditions are any better or worse than a worship music fan might have heard on Michael W. Smith's worship disc or any of the WOW Worship samplers. But they are certainly likeable. Tesh adds two powerful instrumental tunes to the mix: the multi-movement "Monday's Mission" (which moves from a reflective orchestra into a feisty pop
ock jam) and the kindhearted piano solo title track. The only misfires are the handful of interludes which offer creepy vocalizations, spoken words, and oddball sounds that just distract from the heart of worship.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/05/2002
Label:
Garden City Music
UPC:
0748143459124
catalogNumber:
434591

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Tracks

  1. Open the Eyes Of My Heart
  2. You're Worthy Of My Praise (with Nicole C. Mullen)
  3. Message From the Heart
  4. God Is My Rock
  5. Trading My Sorrows
  6. The Heart Of Worship
  7. Monday's Mission
  8. Better Is One Day
  9. I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever
  10. Psalm 66
  11. Shout To The Loud
  12. Crosstalk
  13. Anjus Wav-Um
  14. Lord Reign In Me
  15. Resurrection
  16. I Am Not Alone (with Natalie Grant)
  17. A Deeper Faith

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Tesh   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Narrator
Tim Heintz   Keyboards,Hammond B3
Denny Fongheiser   Percussion,Drums
David Isaacs   Background Vocals
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
Tim Landers   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Nicole C. Mullen   Vocals
Tim Pierce   Acoustic Guitar,E-bow,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Jim Sitterly   Violin
Kuk Harrell   Background Vocals
Tim Heinz   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Gannin Arnold   Electric Guitar
Natalie Grant   Vocals
Prima Tesh   Narrator
Connie Sellecca   Narrator
Windy Wagner   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tim Davis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Louis Lapides   Narrator

Technical Credits

John Tesh   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Tim Heintz   Programming
Chris Chandler   Engineer
Tim Landers   Arranger,Producer
George Roy Hill   Concept
Tim Heinz   Programming
Concetta Sellecchia   Executive Producer
Orrin Hatch   Composer
Lesley Burbridge   Publicity,Marketing
George Hill   Concept
Tyler Lennon   Publicity,Marketing
Louis Lapides   Composer,Concept
Daniel Bates   Publicity,Marketing

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