Top 25 UK Praise Songs

Top 25 UK Praise Songs


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Top 25 UK Praise Songs

The latest installment in a series of Top 25 double-CDs featuring worship songs and hymns, Top 25 UK Praise Songs isn't simply a collection of the same tunes done by vocal bands that happen to be in the UK. Each song is done in a style that's popular among Brits, very different from the conventional approaches taken by the (American) Top 25 Praise Songs project. "Shout to the Lord" has a sparse, surreal Dido flavor. "Be Still" approximates Enya. "Shine Jesus Shine" and "Lord I Lift Your Name on High" feature crazy and funky reggae arrangements (imagine church in Jamaica, mon!). "Knowing You (All I Once Held Dear)" is all neo-soul, pitter-patter percussion and Fender Rhodes cool. Anyone used to the regular versions might be taken aback because their ears will train immediately on the style rather than the reverent words. Beyond that, it's a reflection of worship done in the here and now, in a place where this is the diverse music which best reflects joy. And that's what the worship spirit is all about. Even if you're not a believer, this diverse sampler is a good place to hear what's hip musically in the UK in 2002.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2002
Label: Maranatha
UPC: 0738597128325
catalogNumber: 71283

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Bilbrough   Vocals
Eils   Background Vocals
Kevan Frost   Bass,Electric Guitar
Stuart Townend   Acoustic Guitar,Hi String
Louise Fellingham   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ben Castle   Saxophone
Phil Crabbe   Drums
Esther Alexander   Vocals
Paul Oakley   Vocals
Kate Simmonds   Vocals

Technical Credits

Graham Kendrick   Composer
John Baker   Art Direction
Peter Shambrook   Executive Producer
Colin Walker   Producer,Engineer
Dan Muckala   Composer
Rick Founds   Composer
Ginny Owens   Composer
Andrew Lower   Engineer
Matt Redman   Composer
Anthony Evans   Composer

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