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Almost There
     

Almost There

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by MercyMe
 

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Five-member praise & worship group MercyMe distinguish themselves from all those other P&W bands out there with the rich, evocative production of their folk-pop. Songs such as "On My Way to You," "In You" and the edgier rock number "House of God" show MercyMe's knack for tight melodies and evocative arrangements. Lyrically, Almost There offers some

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Five-member praise & worship group MercyMe distinguish themselves from all those other P&W bands out there with the rich, evocative production of their folk-pop. Songs such as "On My Way to You," "In You" and the edgier rock number "House of God" show MercyMe's knack for tight melodies and evocative arrangements. Lyrically, Almost There offers some truly poignant moments: "I Can Only Imagine" candidly wonders what it would be like one day to walk beside Jesus, and does so without a trace of sanctimony or treacle. The MercyMe guys are obviously crack songwriters -- rumor has it Amy Grant has recorded their "I Can Only Imagine" for an upcoming release. Almost There is the group's seventh release but its first for a major label, thus new fans may be delighted to find new versions of four previously released songs: "In You," "Call To Worship," "Cannot Say Enough," and "I Can Only Imagine." While the feel is largely light rock with some synth-pop elements thrown in, "House of God" shows these guys can rock too. Almost There? Sounds like MercyMe have arrived.

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All Music Guide - Steven Douglas Losey
After six independent releases, MercyMe strikes gold with their first national disc, entitled Almost There. While praise & worship music seems to be the trend, MercyMe offers a disc that tends to be the exception and not the norm. While lyrically sending vertical kudos, each cut is geared toward sending praise to the heavens. "I Worship You" kicks off the disc with a grand entrance; falling somewhere between adult contemporary and rock, the cut utilizes a swirling synth and acoustic guitars to weave a potent melody. "How Great Is Your Love" is a cut with an emotionally impressive chorus. Here, vocalist Bart Millard's delivers a compelling performance via effect-laden delays and a poignant delivery. "I Can Only Imagine" is a passionate piano-driven ballad. The tune begs the question what it would be like to be in the presence of God. Delivered with conviction, the song is emotionally compelling. Throughout the release, the guitar nuances of Mike Scheuchzer are reminiscent of U2's Edge, while keyboardist Jim Bryson places intense but subtle keyboard traces within the context of each tune. Almost There is a disc that holds power. It builds framework for the kingdom of God while lifting the souls of listeners along the way.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/05/2002
Label:
Integrity Media
UPC:
0080688613327
catalogNumber:
93658

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Almost There 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that Mercy Me is a really nice group. It's really inspiring Christian Music and I love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
all of their work is great.some of the best christain music i've heard in a while... two thumbs up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The music and rhythms of a Billboard Top 10 band with lyrics that share our feelings about our Lord. An absolutely incredible combination!!!
wolflovers More than 1 year ago
Mercy Me's songs are inspiring to me. I can only amigine is my favorite it is even my ringtone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the song a LOT! =0)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Cd is a true blessing. Which includes, what I think is one of the best songs I've heard in a while ,''I Can Only Imagine.'' It will touch anyone who has ever 'imagined' what it will be like when they'll finally stand face to face with the Almighty. It was like Mercy Me came into my soul and found my very words and feelings. This particular song is a peace of heaven for me on earth. This CD is touching and a package of praise; truly a work of art.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Inspiring music with a powerful message!! Keep up the good work!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best worship CD to date!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Loved this cd. It is very uplifting music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome for worship; awesome for reflection! AWESOME PRAISE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mercyme is an awesome band 2 here some of there music and other great artists like them tune into star 99.1 FM
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is one of the best I've heard!!! Encouraging, uplifting & upbeat. Keep up the good work, MercyMe!!! I especially enjoy the song titled, 'I can only imagine'. Very thought-provoking!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although most of may cds are country or musicals this is one of my all time favorites. I feal this group is truly inspired by God. If you are not a Christian listen anyway the music is great especially "I Can Only Imagine".
Guest More than 1 year ago
You will play this CD over and over again...lyrics are included so you can sing along. Also, if you have a teenager they will love it too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this CD by MercyMe! It is very uplifting and inspiring music!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love I can only imagaine! that song brings tears to my eyes!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's fresh and catchy. You can visualize and imagine God's presence when you listen.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs are inspiring. For example, "I Can Only Imagine" with its beautiful lyrics makes one think about one's reaction to the the end of time when we'll be judged. The other songs are unique as well. You'll want to listen to them again and again. Enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Incredible lyrics, incredible music, you will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am fairly new to contempory christain music. I really enjoyed this clip. I have heard this song several times on the radio and it is always a joy to hear it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
MercyMe is a good gospel group. This is my first album that I have of theirs and I enjoy it with all of my heart. God is good.
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