Saturate

Saturate

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by Jeff Deyo
     
 
Worship leader Jeff Deyo came to prominence as the driving force behind SonicFlood; since leaving the band to focus on worship full-time, Deyo's delivered the heavy-handed religiosity his brand of modern worship demands. Saturate uses glossy pop to deliver its message of love and praise for God, and while these songs don't cover

Overview

Worship leader Jeff Deyo came to prominence as the driving force behind SonicFlood; since leaving the band to focus on worship full-time, Deyo's delivered the heavy-handed religiosity his brand of modern worship demands. Saturate uses glossy pop to deliver its message of love and praise for God, and while these songs don't cover any original ground, they are bound to be appreciated by arm-waving youth groups one can see mouthing such lyrics as "Saturate my life, let me lose myself in You..." and "all I have that's in me, I give You praise ..." One would hope that worship leaders such as Deyo would find a fresh approach to the subgenre, and while that doesn't happen on Saturate, those who enjoy the current praise & worship sentiment will no doubt find this collection satisfying.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ashleigh Kittle
In March 2002, Jeff Deyo released the modern worship album Saturate. His first solo project since leaving the band SONICFLOOd, the album communicates that Deyo is indeed passionate about the call of God in his life. When talking about the new project, he looks back on his time with SONICFLOOd, pointing to it as a period of revelation (quote provided by Gotee Records): "We had a simple vision for SONICFLOOd, but at the time I didn't realize the extent of the vision for worship that God would instill in me. I moved to Nashville to be a performance artist. A lot of people are called to that, which is awesome, but I apparently was not. The best thing that came out of SONICFLOOd for me was realizing my true calling as a worship leader." In both lyrical content and production value, Saturate is reminiscent of both the 1999 album SONICFLOOd and 2001 release Sonicpraise. However, this project is infused with a deeper intensity and sense of purpose, of which Deyo states the following (Gotee Records): "In recording a successful follow-up album, we often fool ourselves into trying to re-create the wrong things. Why was SONICFLOOd successful? Was it the great clothes, cool attitudes, or the way we moved on stage? It couldn't have been, because we didn't have any of those things. The core idea was heart and passion. If you had an unlimited budget to make any type of album, what would it be? Pouring that type of passion into our music allows the message to transcend the style and make the difference that draws the listener deeper and keeps them longer." Saturate does just that, offering listeners heart and passion through the use of innovative acoustic guitar and string arrangements set to driving lyrics. Produced by Deyo, Otto Price, and Bryan Lenox, Saturate includes a blend of well-known worship songs with originals penned by Deyo. Definite highlights include "More Love, More Power," with a guest appearance by tobyMac, "All I Want," a song featuring vocalist Nicol Smith, and "Sing to You," a duet with Rebecca St. James. Saturate clearly points to Jeff Deyo as a man of vision and purpose. It is an outpouring of his heart's cry to see people join together in worship before the throne of God, considering, as Philippians 3:7-11 says, "everything else...worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2002
Label:
Gotee Records
UPC:
0669447285823
catalogNumber:
72858

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Performance Credits

Jeff Deyo   Primary Artist,Vocals
John Catchings   Strings
David Davidson   Strings
John Mark Painter   Harp,Triangle,Timpani,Brass,Woodwind,Toy Instruments
Kris Wilkinson   Strings
Scott Williamson   Drums
Nicol Sponberg   Vocals
Rebecca St. James   Vocals
Robert Hawkins   Electric Guitar
Otto Price   Synthesizer,Percussion,Turntables,Loops
Fleming McWilliams   Vocals
David Angel   Strings
Greg Harrington   Drums
tobyMac   Vocals
Chuck Butler   Acoustic Guitar
Fred Williams   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

Paul Hart   Engineer
Paul Jenkins   Engineer
Bryan Lenox   Producer,Engineer
Toby McKeehan   Executive Producer
John Mark Painter   Engineer,String Arrangements
Otto Price   Producer,Engineer,Pro-Tools
Fred Paragano   Pro-Tools
Joey Elwood   Executive Producer
Jeff Deyo   Producer
Aaron Marrs   Creative Design

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Saturate 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD plays some unforgettable songs that touch you way down deep. You can definately tell that Jeff listened to want God wanted for this CD. Mostly Teens will love this CD.