The Light Meets the Dark

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All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
These guys know a thing or two about momentum. Their highly anticipated follow-up, The Light Meets the Dark, was released barely two weeks after the group won the Gospel Music Association's most hallowed prize, the Dove Award for Song of the Year. The Florida trio also knows something about expectations, which reached practically stratospheric levels prior to its sophomore record's release. Knowing this, the band turned to a trio of producers, Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp, and Phillip LaRue, who between them had attacked contemporary praise & worship music from practically every angle possible, working with artists as varied as MUTEMATH, David Crowder Band, Leeland, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
These guys know a thing or two about momentum. Their highly anticipated follow-up, The Light Meets the Dark, was released barely two weeks after the group won the Gospel Music Association's most hallowed prize, the Dove Award for Song of the Year. The Florida trio also knows something about expectations, which reached practically stratospheric levels prior to its sophomore record's release. Knowing this, the band turned to a trio of producers, Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp, and Phillip LaRue, who between them had attacked contemporary praise & worship music from practically every angle possible, working with artists as varied as MUTEMATH, David Crowder Band, Leeland, and Bebo Norman. The result is staggering. The Light Meets the Dark mixes praise & worship with intricately emotional pop sentiment that hasn't been heard since Jars of Clay's 1995 debut. Deeply personal cuts like "Healing Begins," "On and On," and "Any Other Way" bring to mind the powerful sensitivity of Jars classics such as "Like a Child" and "Worlds Apart." It also doesn't hurt that lead singer Mike Donehey's voice bears a striking resemblance to Dan Haseltine's, or that his stream-of-consciousness songwriting is just as poetic and lyrical. The album also benefits from a timely sound sure to win over congregations. From top to bottom, The Light Meets the Dark is a tremendous achievement for not only Donehey and crew but for all of contemporary Christian music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2010
  • Label: Reunion
  • UPC: 602341014427
  • Catalog Number: 10144
  • Sales rank: 697

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tenth Avenue North Primary Artist
Scott Sanders Bass Guitar
David Henry Strings
Ned Henry Strings
Mike Donehey Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Jeff Owen Electric Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Christopher Carmichael Strings
Ruben Juarez Bass Guitar
Jason Jamison Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Jason Ingram Piano, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Scott Sanders Composer
Beth Lee Art Direction
Terry Hemmings Executive Producer
Tim Parker Art Direction
Phillip LaRue Composer, Producer
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
Rusty Varenkamp Programming, Producer, Engineer
Mike Donehey Composer
Jeff Owen Composer
Garrett Greene Composer
Jason Jamison Composer
Jason Ingram Composer, Programming, Producer
Kristopher Whipple grooming
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  • Posted October 25, 2010

    EXCELLENT!

    This is an AMAZING CD... the artists have clearly spent a lot of time thinking about the lyrics. The songs are personal and honest, yet it feels like there so many layers of complexity built into them that you will find yourself drawn to listen again and again. "Light Meets the Dark" is a perfect companion to "Over and Underneath", as well as the video journal series on the band's website. Definitely check this out!

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