In the Company of Angels: A Call to Worship

In the Company of Angels: A Call to Worship

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by Caedmon's Call
     
 
Back when much of Christian music was steering itself toward big-voiced teen stars, urban hip-hop, or grunge-inspired street punk, the seven-member folk-rock collective Caedmon's Call stuck to its acoustic guns -- and so blazed a trail for a slew of talented inspirational folk-popsters. So it's no surprise that the Caedmon's clan praise & worship album bears the group

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Back when much of Christian music was steering itself toward big-voiced teen stars, urban hip-hop, or grunge-inspired street punk, the seven-member folk-rock collective Caedmon's Call stuck to its acoustic guns -- and so blazed a trail for a slew of talented inspirational folk-popsters. So it's no surprise that the Caedmon's clan praise & worship album bears the group's distinctive stamp of organic harmonies and sunny acoustic strings. Not to disappoint, Company of Angels breathes fresh life into the worship style, evoking an ambiance of praise with its hymnlike lyricism but using melodies and musicianship that are quite contemporary. Rare is the praise collection that would be equally at home in a church service or on your car radio, but Company of Angels manages to walk that fine line, thanks to the group's eclectic musicianship and poetic vertical lyrics that never sound, well, dorky. Musically, Company of Angels makes use of some novel percussive elements -- Irish frame drums and Indian tablas among them -- while the songs themselves are a rich blend of original compositions, old hymns, and some tasty surprises. Remade here is the uplifting "God of Wonders," which the band's Cliff Young performed on the City on a Hill project. Performed as a live track, this version is a gentle, worshipful offering of praise. One of the finest nuggets is the Rich Mullins-penned "Oh Lord Your Love," a previously unrecorded gem from the late songwriting legend, who befriended the band before his untimely death. With Company of Angels, Caedmon's Call solidfy their reputation as a strong creative force in Christian music

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All Music Guide - Ashleigh Kittle
"We are learning that worship is more than playing music or singing a chorus over and over....It ultimately comes down to understanding who God is, praising Him for being who He is, and giving Him the glory," says Caedmon's Call drummer Todd Braggs. It is from this heart of worship that the band's September 2001, all-worship release In the Company of Angels: A Call to Worship stems. Birthed out of the worship and community of Caedmon's Call's home church service, the album contains 12 praise and worship songs, each flavored with acoustic folk and verging on the style of contemporary hymns. For members Cliff Young, Danielle Young, Derek Webb, Jeff Miller, Josh Moore, Garrett Buell, Todd Bragg, and Aaron Tate, In the Company of Angels marks a new, collaborative songwriting effort. While past releases have featured tracks penned predominately by Tate and Webb, this project includes songs by Moore, Young's brother-in-law Aaron Senseman, and by the band's mentor Kemper Crabb. Tracks include "Before There Was Time," "God Who Saves," and a live recording of "God of Wonders," a song originally appearing on City on a Hill.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2001
Label:
Essential
UPC:
0083061062125
catalogNumber:
10621

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Performance Credits

Caedmon's Call   Primary Artist
Kemper Crabb   Mandolin
Sam Levine   Penny Whistle
Chris McDonald   Conductor
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Derri Daugherty   Mando-Guitar
Derek Webb   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Todd Bragg   Percussion,Drums,Didjeridu
Cliff Young   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Garett Buell   Percussion,Drums,Timpani
Ed Cash   Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Danielle Young   Vocals
Easther Bennett   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Steve Hindalong   Composer,Producer
Chris McDonald   Orchestration
Bob Wohler   Executive Producer
Caedmon's Call   Producer
Derri Daugherty   Engineer
Robert Beeson   Executive Producer
Bob Boyd   Producer,Engineer
Garett Buell   drum programming
Ed Cash   Arranger
Marc Byrd   Composer

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In the Company of Angels: A Call to Worship 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The CD is really solid. After Long Line of Leavers, I was scared that Caedmon's Call was ''losing it.'' But after this CD, I defnitely know that they're still on top.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buy or at least listen to this cd - it is by far my favorite cd i have (and believe me, i have a lot). The artists are just unbelievable in these songs. IT IS AWESOME!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every song on this CD is awesome! If you didn't like Christian music before, this CD will change your mind!