Worship Live

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Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
Salvador's fiery fusion of Latin pop-rock worship is meant to be experienced live, as this amped-up release proves. Recorded at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, concert, Live opens with the exhilarating salsa-infused "David Danced," then segues neatly the groove-laden rocker, "Lord I Come Before You." Both songs are off the group's self-titled debut, which launched Salvador as a blend of Blood, Sweat & Tears-style rhythmic rock and various Latin styles. That said, some Salvador fans may be surprised to see such worship standards as "Open the Eyes of My Heart" and "Here I Am To Worship" on the track list. Salvador has always been a praise & worship band, so it comes by ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
Salvador's fiery fusion of Latin pop-rock worship is meant to be experienced live, as this amped-up release proves. Recorded at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, concert, Live opens with the exhilarating salsa-infused "David Danced," then segues neatly the groove-laden rocker, "Lord I Come Before You." Both songs are off the group's self-titled debut, which launched Salvador as a blend of Blood, Sweat & Tears-style rhythmic rock and various Latin styles. That said, some Salvador fans may be surprised to see such worship standards as "Open the Eyes of My Heart" and "Here I Am To Worship" on the track list. Salvador has always been a praise & worship band, so it comes by its cred honestly; still these tunes pale in comparison to the group's original material. Case in point: the spicy Spanish-language "Montaña," which closes Live. Here we find more spiritual conviction and ebullient praise than on any of the tired worship tunes re-recorded ad nauseam on most praise releases. True, some fans might enjoy hearing Salvador take on ""I Could Sing of Your Love Forever," but the band is much better than this mediocre material. When Salvador sticks to what they do best, they soar.
All Music Guide
Recorded live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Salvador's project Worship Live was released in September 2003. The band -- composed of members Nic Gonzales, Jose Gonzales, Elliot Torres, Chris Bevins, Dave Martin, Robert Acuña, Pablo Gabaldon, and Billy Griego -- started out their musical careers leading worship in a church pastored by the father of several of the bandmates. With this album, they continue in their tradition of leading worship. The album includes a good balance of Salvador originals, and currently popular worship standards "Open the Eyes of My Heart," "I Love You Lord," "Those Who Trust," "We Fall Down," "I Could Sing of Your Love Forever," "As The Deer," "Here I Am to Worship". Previously recorded Salvador tracks feature fresh arrangements, including a salsa-funk version of "David Danced." The songs are ordered well, with the album starting off energetically, and then moving into deeper, more contemplative worship, only to finish with the exuberant "Montana." Each musician is at the top of their class, from the organ/keyboard player to the bass, brass, guitars, drums, percussion, and vocals. Lead vocalist Nic Gonzales seems comfortable in his interactions with the audience, displaying his sense of humor and an engaging personality. Overall, the album contains a nice mix and good production. The only low mark it receives is due to a few "autotune" glitches, something that doesn't always go right when using autotune in a live performance. ~ Ashleigh Kittle Slater
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 080688627928
  • Catalog Number: 886279
  • Sales rank: 120,611

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Salvador Primary Artist
Jose Gonzales Bass Guitar, Vocals
Henry Estrada Trumpet
Martin Lopez Saxophone
Chris Rodriguez Guitar
Robert Acuña Drums
Chris Bevins Keyboards, Vocals
Elliot Torres Percussion, Vocals
Nic Gonzales Guitar, Vocals
Jim Firkins Trombone
Pablo Gabaldon Trumpet, Vocals
Billy Griego Trombone
David Martinez Guitar
Technical Credits
Michael Davis Remixing
David Mullen Composer
Salvador Arranger, Composer
Paul Baloche Composer
Kirk Franklin Composer
Arturo Gonzales Composer
Ken Love Mastering
Martin Smith Composer
Russ Long Engineer
Mark Lusk Artist Development
Carlos Sosa Arranger
Andy Selby Composer
Chris Rodriguez Producer
Don Chaffer Composer
Traditional Composer
Chris Tomlin Composer
Carmelo Louis Torres Arranger
Christian Fernández Arranger
Nic Gonzales Composer, Producer
C. Ray Himes Guitar Techician
Tim Hughes Composer
Matthew West Composer
Laurie Klein Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worship Live - Pleasing to God's ears

    Salvador's third release proves to be one of the best! They throw in a few of their own worship songs on previous albums such as "Con Poder", not forgetting to add the latin vibe with their first ("David Danced") and last songs ("Montaña"). Oh yea! This album is by far one of Salvador's greatest. The trumpet, the trombone, the bass, the guitar, the percussion and all the more---wow! All very awesome, as always. The three best songs on this album are Salvador's rendition of "Open the eyes of my heart", "Those Who Trust", and "My Desire".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    Great latin flare that rocks. The whole family loves this CD. Hands down the best version of "As The Deer" I have ever heard.

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