Almost There

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Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2002
  • Label: Integrity Media
  • UPC: 080688613327
  • Catalog Number: 93658
  • Sales rank: 2,475

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Worship You (3:07)
  2. 2 Here Am I (4:20)
  3. 3 On My Way to You (4:06)
  4. 4 How Great Is Your Love (4:14)
  5. 5 I Can Only Imagine (4:08)
  6. 6 Bless Me Indeed (4:14)
  7. 7 Cannot Say Enough (4:47)
  8. 8 House of God (3:13)
  9. 9 Call to Worship (4:51)
  10. 10 All Fall Down (3:45)
  11. 11 In You (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
MercyMe Primary Artist
Jim Bryson Keyboards
Technical Credits
Julian Kindred Engineer
Pete Kipley Programming, Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Aleesha Hannah Ponce

    Mercy Me's songs are inspiring to me. I can only amigine is my favorite it is even my ringtone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    There songs move me

    I love I can only imagaine! that song brings tears to my eyes!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i luv this CD

    Mercyme is an awesome band 2 here some of there music and other great artists like them tune into star 99.1 FM

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this is awesome!

    all of their work is great.some of the best christain music i've heard in a while... two thumbs up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Blessing

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply beautiful and thought provoking

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect

    Incredible lyrics, incredible music, you will not be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great album

    It's fresh and catchy. You can visualize and imagine God's presence when you listen.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It is a wonderful and joyful album!!!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME CD!

    I really enjoyed this CD by MercyMe! It is very uplifting and inspiring music!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of my all time favorites in any music

    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".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    EXCELLENT CD

    Loved this cd. It is very uplifting music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    Awesome for worship; awesome for reflection! AWESOME PRAISE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredible music...Bold lyrics

    The music and rhythms of a Billboard Top 10 band with lyrics that share our feelings about our Lord. An absolutely incredible combination!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Itz soooooooo good!>''^''<

    I like the song a LOT! =0)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Breathless

    The best worship CD to date!

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