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Calvary Chapel Jupiter Worship CD BUY NOW

Last week Jeff at Calvary Chapel Jupiter emailed me and asked if he could send me his new CD in exchange for a review. I said…duh..of course. It showed up and I got my first look at it. Not let me preface this. Along with being a worship leader I am also a graphic designer so I am very picky when it comes to crappy design. So this thing is in my hands and I look at the cover and go “WOW” finally a non signed artist actually put something together that looks good. I unwrap the plastic and it just as cool inside. It’s not in a plastic case, but in one of those cool double door cardoard cases with the CD in the middle. Super clean design which I love. Not mainstream and no clip art. Already I am intrigued.
Pop the sucker into my CD player and the first song hits me right away. Very foo fighters sounding. Great guitar riffs  and drive. Does it stop there? I dont think so. Great song writing and it doesnt get stuck in a typical style or lyrically.

Highlights:
Glorified: great song and uses the ebow which in my book takes it up 3 notches
Unchanging: great medium tempo song with a very singable lyric and melody. I WILL BE USING THIS SONG IN CHURCH
Marvelous: very matt redmon beautiful news sounding. great feel to this song. I love it
You Deserve it all: very modern sound also very reminiscent of the new redman style. I think this song is also a must do.
Worthy of the Call: wow…just wow..
of course there are more…honestly this CD is brilliant and very surprising.

Production
These guys did a great job with this. I really hate overly produced musi. you know the stuff that goes through a yuck filter. Well this CD is great because the production is top notch yet you still walk away feeling like these guys can actually achieve this in one of their services. The vocals stand out and Jeff has a great voice. The guitar sounds are modern but also have a real classic tube driven sound to them

Conclusion
This is a must buy CD. There are some great songs on here that any church can incorporate. I think a few of them I will have to lower the key a little, but these are more than church ready. right now my band is in a transition so I am running all acoustic and I still think I can pull off the rockier ones.
Great CD 4 out of 4 Stars

Thanks Jeff

The Dangerous Act of Worship
Mark Labberton

Hardcover: 198 pages
Publisher: IVP Books (February 7, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10:
0830833161
ISBN-13:
978-0830833160
Product Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.7 x 1 inches

This Book is a 4 out of 4 star book and a must read for anybody in ministry.
In the book the writer discusses worship and the importance of it through every aspect.
He goes through our heart our mind, musi, communion, baptism, confession, tradition vs modern…pretty much everything. A fantastic challenging read. The main stream of it all is the commitment our worship has to justice and mercy. A much neglected area in the american church.
Do you work for a church? BUY THIS BOOK.
Do you worship the King? BUY THIS BOOK

It seems I have been a little lacking in my posting so everybody who is reading you had better keep up today…expect a little catch up.

First on my list is the soulfest music festival. I went on Saturday with the wife and kids and we had a blast. first off it was wicked hot…and not only that but there were at least 1 billion people there. UGH. there were tons of cool bands there newboys, red, unspoken, tomlin, natalie grant, john rueben…etc….But I had my person goals….

The first show I went to was worshiptogethers NEWSONG Cafe. it featured Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin, and Charlie “freakin” Hall. Matt was the host and he talked to Tomlin about his song how can I keep from singing…and then they played it. It was in a room with maybe 250  people and it was like CD quality. Then Hall came out and tomlin gave him his guitar…hall complained that the strap was to low and Tomlin made fun of him for only knowing 4 chords. When he was done pokin’ fun hall pulled out a birthday card he found that sang when opened “how great is our go” to show to Tomlin…too funny…

So Hall sang Marvelous light and all we need…and WOW…amazing just killer…

Next up Matt Maher sang Your grace is enough, which he wrote, and that was brilliant as well.

After that we did some kid stuff playing, eating etc…

then we go to the main stage to see Hall with his band. HOLY CRAP he is good…I still think he should be as popular as tomlin and crowder…if not more…wow.

We saw a couple of little other bands and got ourselves the infamous fried twinkies…MMMM

and ended the night with Bill Malonee. Bill formerly of VOL is the christian Dylan. It was him, an acoustic and harmonica, and his wife on keys and bgv. Let me tell you I have seen him twice already and this guy keeps getting better. Why is Christian music best artists struggling to eat…arg… We had to leave because it was a 3 hour drive home and the kids were a little uh beat…but mmy dad stayed around to talk to him…he said he writes 50 songs a year and has been for 15 years. You do the math…

Killer festival…maybe some of my blog peeps can meet me there next year!

Aug 5th Set List

August 5, 2007 — 4 Comments

Processional
Rushing Wind – G (Keith Green)
Come Now is The Time –D (Doerksen) ALT Song

Praise
More of You – C#m (Klampert’s)
Sing to the King – E (Foote) Cut Capo 2
Offering – E (Baloche)
I’ll Hide in You – E (Klampert, Hanlon) ALT Song

Gospel
Word of God Speak – G (Millard) Cut capo and reg capo

Offering
May the Words of my mouth – B (Hughes) Capo 2

Sanctus

Holy – C (Brenton Brown)

Mystery of Faith
Mystery of Faith 1 – Dm (Klampert)

Communion
By Your Grace – C (Klampert, Stanton)
The Great I am – C (Klampert, Theis) Capo
Holy God – C (Doerksen) Capo

Recessional
I Will Boast – C (Baloche) Capo

July 29th Set List

July 28, 2007 — 1 Comment

Processional
Come thou Fount Come Thou King – C (Robinson, Gateway Church)

Praise
Your Grace is enough – G (Tomlin)
Marvelous Light – G (Hall)
Hallelujah – G (Brown, Doerksen)
Holy is the Lord – G (Tomlin)

Gospel
Open The Eyes of My Heart – E (Baloche)

Offering
Let my Words be Few – G (Redman)

Communion
May the Words of My Mouth – C (Hughes)
Hungry – C (Scott)

Recessional
Bless His Name – A (Sanchez)