We Cry Out: The Worship Project

We Cry Out: The Worship Project

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by Jeremy Camp
     
 
There are nearly as many subgenres of Christian pop music as there are of pop music generally (if you haven't heard Christian death metal, it's worth seeking out), but frequently Christian pop sells its message subtly, and sometimes even coyly -- you might hear lots of second-person devotionals that could easily be mistaken for conventional love songs, for example.

Overview

There are nearly as many subgenres of Christian pop music as there are of pop music generally (if you haven't heard Christian death metal, it's worth seeking out), but frequently Christian pop sells its message subtly, and sometimes even coyly -- you might hear lots of second-person devotionals that could easily be mistaken for conventional love songs, for example. But when an album bills itself as "The Worship Project, you know that there's going to be no mealy-mouthed doubletalk. And even if the word "worship" in the album title didn't tip you off, consider the song titles: "Jesus Saves," "You Are the Lord," "Everlasting God," "King Jesus," etc. Jeremy Camp has never been especially reticent about the faith-based nature of his music, but he's all out on this one, and one nice thing about being this explicit about the religious exhortations in your songs is the fact that it really frees you up to rock out -- no matter how loud the guitars get, no one is going to call this devil music. In fact, these songs work best when they're rocking hardest: "Jesus Saves" is anthemic and gorgeous, and perfectly showcases Camp's rich, chesty voice; "Everlasting God" is similarly (and appropriately) huge in sound and abundant in its melody; and even the relatively tame power ballad "Mighty to Save" delivers a solid hook. "Not Ashamed" and "The Way" both suffer from relatively unexceptional melodies, and when Camp takes a chance on a slow 6/8 with "Overcome," the results are OK but not great. But the cameo from his equally talented wife Adrienne on "You Are the Lord" is perfect, and "You Never Let Go" is spot-on as well. This album is perfect getting-up-in-the-morning music for Christian teenagers who need a little bucking up before they go out to face the world -- and that's pretty clearly exactly what it was meant to be.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2010
Label:
Bec Recordings
UPC:
5099930791626
catalogNumber:
07916
Rank:
21358

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeremy Camp   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Brown Bannister   Percussion,Piano,Keyboards
Eric Darken   Percussion
Luke Brown   Background Vocals
Scott Dente   Acoustic Guitar
Blair Masters   Piano,Keyboards
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Randy Williams   Electric Guitar
Jennifer Paige   Choir, Chorus
Tom Lane   Choir, Chorus
Aimee Joy Weimer   Choir, Chorus
Michelle Swift   Choir, Chorus
Adrienne Camp   Background Vocals
Ken Lewis   Percussion
Missi Hale   Choir, Chorus
Terry White   Choir, Chorus
Felicia Wolfe   Choir, Chorus
Leif Skartland   Drums
Jacob Sooter   Piano,Keyboards
Debi Selby   Choir, Chorus
Walt Smith   Bass
Joy of Africa   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Brown Bannister   Programming,Producer,overdub engineer
Doug Sarrett   overdub engineer
Chance Scoggins   Director,Choir Arrangement
Rob Williams   Composer,Engineer
Brandon Ebel   Executive Producer
Mike Snider   Booking
Matt Maher   Composer
Matt Redman   Composer
Reuben Morgan   Composer
Jeremy Camp   Composer,Producer
Tyson Paoletti   Executive Producer
Tim Hughes   Composer
Matt Balm   Management
Brenton Brown   Composer
Colin Heldt   overdub engineer
Jordan Butcher   Art Direction
Andrew Schubert   Engineer
Brad Townsend   Engineer
Jon Egan   Composer
Beth Redman   Composer
Ben Fielding   Composer
Nick Herbert   Composer
Ken Riley   Composer
Billy Whittington   overdub engineer
Hector Mjana   Director
Grant Dryden   Composer
Brad Peens   Composer,Director

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We Cry Out: The Worship Project 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MissKatiedid More than 1 year ago
This CD is one of my absolute favorites! Very positive, with a live sound. Even though this album has some popular and common songs that other artists have done, Jeremy adds his own flavor to them. Worth every penny!