Burning Lights

Burning Lights

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by Chris Tomlin
     
 

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As the composer of celebrated modern worship anthems like "Our God," "How Great Is Our God," "Jesus, Messiah," "I Lift My Hands," and "Holy Is the Lord," Chris Tomlin has enough Dove and Grammy awards to simply rest on his laurels, press execute, and produce endless collections of paint-by-numbers praise jams that will eventually work their way into ministry halftime… See more details below

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As the composer of celebrated modern worship anthems like "Our God," "How Great Is Our God," "Jesus, Messiah," "I Lift My Hands," and "Holy Is the Lord," Chris Tomlin has enough Dove and Grammy awards to simply rest on his laurels, press execute, and produce endless collections of paint-by-numbers praise jams that will eventually work their way into ministry halftime shows the world over. Burning Lights, his eighth non-Passion event studio album, which features collaborations with Lecrae, Christy Nockels, Kari Jobe, and Phil Wickham, stays true to the worship leader's penchant for crafting immaculately rendered slabs of inspirational modern rock that crib from Brit-pop, AOR rock, and folk, but they hardly sound phoned in. Lyrically, CCM is hardly a demanding genre, as it relies on familiar phrases and themes that are endlessly recycled and refurbished, but Tomlin has a way of delivering hyperbole without the glazed-over patina of some of his peers, due in large part to his rich, even-keeled voice and temperate delivery. His knack for conjuring up instantly engaging melodies has elicited another solid set of praise-based earworms with highlights coming from the rousing opener "Awake My Soul," which features a soulful hip-hop/sermon midsection courtesy of the aforementioned Lecrae; the string- and choir-laden closer "Shepherd Boy"; a stirring, arena-ready update on the traditional hymn "Crown Him with Many Crowns"("Crown Him [Majesty]"); and the album's official first single, "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)," which found its way onto CCM radio and into churches months before Burning Lights' official release.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2013
Label:
Six Step Records
UPC:
5099960707727
catalogNumber:
70772
Rank:
6799

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Tomlin   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
David Davidson   Violin,Viola
Jason Ingram   Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Carmichael   Strings
John Painter   Strings
Stu Garrard   Guitar,Vocals
Ed Cash   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jonathan Smith   Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Nathan Nockels   Piano
Tony Lucido   Bass
Jesse Reeves   Bass
Joe Williams   Electric Guitar
Paul Mabury   Percussion,Drums
Mia Fieldes   Vocals
Phil Wickham   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Kari Jobe   Background Vocals
Gabe Scott   Dulcimer,Guitar
Ray Butcher   Trumpet
Matt Gilder   Piano,Keyboards
Travis Nunn   Drums
Casey Brown   Vocals
Adam Lester   Guitar
Scott Cash   Background Vocals
Daniel Carson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Daniella Mason   Vocals
Natalie McDonald   Vocals
Stu Garrad   Guitar
Matt Glider   Keyboards
Chris Young   Vocals
Chris Lecorte   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Jim Dineen   Engineer
Jason Ingram   Composer,Programming,Producer
Ted Jensen   Mastering
Bryan Myers   Booking
Dan Muckala   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jan Cook   Art Direction
Joseph Williams   Engineer
Matt Maher   Composer
Godfrey Thring   Composer
Matthew Bridges   Composer
Ed Cash   Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Jonathan Smith   Programming
Nathan Nockels   Programming,Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Louie Giglio   Executive Producer
Matt Redman   Composer
Chris Tomlin   Composer
Brad O'Donnell   Executive Producer
Jesse Reeves   Composer
Shelley Giglio   Executive Producer,Art Direction,Management
Dave Salley   Engineer
Paul Mabury   Programming
Phil Wickham   Composer
Jonas Myrin   Composer
Matt Gilder   Programming
Casey Brown   Programming
George J. Elvey   Composer
Scott Cash   Composer
Martin Smith   Composer
Nick Herbert   Composer
Leighton Ching   Art Direction
Daniel Carson   Composer
Dan Duriscoe   Images
Mike McCloskey   Management
Mark Zellmer   Engineer
Christian Paschall   Engineer
Matt Stonfield   Programming
Matt Armstrong   Composer
Martin Chalk   Composer

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