Today Is the Day

Today Is the Day

by Lincoln Brewster
     
 

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After nearly a decade of making a name for himself singing other people's songs, virtuosic guitarist and worship leader Lincoln Brewster stepped out of his comfort zone with Today Is the Day, his fifth Integrity Music album. Brewster always knew how to write his own material, but somehow that output always took a backseat to his rollicking reading of praiseSee more details below

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After nearly a decade of making a name for himself singing other people's songs, virtuosic guitarist and worship leader Lincoln Brewster stepped out of his comfort zone with Today Is the Day, his fifth Integrity Music album. Brewster always knew how to write his own material, but somehow that output always took a backseat to his rollicking reading of praise standards, including high-energy takes on "Lord I Lift Your Name on High," "Shout to the Lord," and "Everlasting God." But Brewster is a glorified covers artist no more: Today Is the Day is his tour de force, his vindication after years of conforming to youth-worship stereotypes. Only one song attests to that past, a freewheeling rendition of Hillsong United's "Salvation Is Here." Everything else marks a fresh start for Brewster -- an opportunity to display the breadth of his instincts. Though unwaveringly worship-centric from start to finish, Brewster stretches beyond the confines of CCM-geared praise music into the realms of rock & roll ("Let Your Glory Shine"), blues ("Arms of My Savior"), gospel-rock ("Give Him Praise"), and even John Mayer-esque alternative pop ("This Love"). Some of the approaches are more populist, like the arena rock of "God You Reign" or the radio-readiness of the title track, but these centrist moves are meant to serve as pacesetters, bringing balance to a disc that, on the whole, reveals that praise & worship need not play it safe to remain worshipful. By drawing outside the lines while preserving the vertical spirit of worship, Brewster has proven with Today Is the Day that music that points heavenward can venture outside the church walls and still be respected for what it is: good music.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2008
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886973357828
catalogNumber:
733578

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lincoln Brewster   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Johns   Drums,Vocals
Chris Miller   Keyboards
Darlene Zschech   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Norm Stockton   Bass,Bass Guitar
Israel Houghton   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Chris Montez Miller   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jeffrey B. Scott   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Choir Director
Shannon Finnegan Scott   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Steve Padilla   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Margie Ruiz   Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Paul Woodruff   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Darnisha Taylor   Choir, Chorus
Sam Brown Dawson   Background Vocals
Nancy Finch   Keyboards
Loren Ditmore   Background Vocals
Laura Brewster   Background Vocals
Derek Brandt   Background Vocals
Danny Macphail   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Coleman   Executive Producer
Paul Baloche   Composer
Mike Johns   drum programming,Pro-Tools
Ken Love   Mastering,Remastering
Jay Scott King   Artist Development
Lincoln Brewster   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,Audio Production,Pro-Tools
Jeff Quimby   Artist Development
Benji Peck   Art Direction
Jeffrey B. Scott   Vocal Arrangements
Mia Fieldes   Composer
Joel Houston   Composer
Glenn Packiam   Composer
Mike Johns   drum machine,drum programming

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