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A few weeks ago I posted a setlist with a processional of Here is our King that went right into All Hail The Power.
It was all done in the key of E.

Here is how we did it.

Song by song with conclusion

Point of difference – I really liked this song. It builds and builds. Great dynamics. Joel Houston is a great writer.

Break free – Great guitar riff. I love this song. I can’t use it for corporate worship but a great concert song/ workout song

Desperate people – One of the best tracks on the CD. This one really benfited from a studio recording with all of the cool layering

Devotion – I really like this song a ton. great chorus “when you stand the tall trees and mountains bow” Wow!

Draw me closer [Selah] – Interesting little Selah. didn’t feel very cohesive to me though

Lead me to the cross – Newcomer Brooke Fraser on this track. And wow. She has a killer voice and she can write. This is easily my favorite song on the CD. I consider this a how great is our God anthem song and easily on par. Great bridge. She has a sarah mcloghlin meets cardigans type of voice…a mix of power and surrender.

Found – It’s good but one of the lack luster ones.

Hosanna – We have all seen the video on line with brooke fraser. and this is probablly the second best song on the CD. here we have another anthem easily usable in corporate worship. Great dynamics in this one and really brings you into worship

For all who are to come [Selah] – Hosanna goes right into Brooke singing in the spirit and it is a really powerful selah. The band is righ thtere with it and you really forget it is a studio CD

Solution -I know everybody was waiting for this one, but I guess I’ll be the first to say. Eh…it’s ok…maybe it will grow on me. so far I can’t stand all of the Whoa’s. lol

My future decided – I love this one. comes out of left feild and it’s got a great vibe.

Never let me go – Cool song. Joel delivers again with a pretty simple song with great lyrics

You – Ok this one doesn’t even sound like United. Actually it sounds like late 90’s vineyard. Great keys and Airy. Like Breath. I think this will be the least popular song on the cD for most, but I also think may be a very powerful song to do in worship. The simple chorus “You Lord,You Lord, You are Lord” is really powerful

Savior King – Great vocals on this one. and the lyrics are fantastic. I think this one would have been better somewhere else on the CD. Like say #3.

In conclusion: I really like this follow up CD from the last chart topping one. It is a first attempt into studio recoring and I did’t feel like it lost anything because of it. the addition of the Brooke Fraser could possibly catapult this CD into the homes and church where cutting edge for them is Tomlin. Great lyrics and shows the maturity in song writing more than the last CD. side note: cover is wicked boring…inside is wicked cool.

This is a must have CD. Go buy it now.

ipod headphones

Most of you have seen my master list, which will be getting an update in the next week, and if you haven’t…download it. I made that after watching a worship leader video with Paul Baloche and it has become and invaluable resource to me in my weekly planning.

If you have downloaded it and are using it or some form of it I would love to know. 

I do however have a few problems that I would like some feedback on:

  1. Ive got at least 400 CD’s and I am constantly learning new music for church. The problem is carrying around that many CD’s. How many of you are using Ipod’s to organize the music you are using in church?
  2. I have about 200 songs in my master list…more are being learned everyday the list is updated with new songs all the time and songs are taken off the list. The issue is with all the sheet music I have. Yes they are in binders and then they get messed up and stolen. lol. I’ve been thinking about taking every song I have and putting them into a large word file or pdf. that I can have on my laptop. There are foot switches for PDf page transition where it will turn pages and your laptop becomes your sheet music in church. There is also a digital music stand but that is pricey. I just have to figure something out cus that song book is getting heavy. What are you guys doing?
  3. My worship team is very dedicated but 95% of them dont listen to the music we do and don’t buy the CD’s. I know there are legal issues with giving people music, but I need them to learn them and can’t afford to buy 8 licenses for every song I own. What are you guys doing? are you putting them online on a private website?

In lieu of the VT tragedy Passion has released a free EP/CD sampler with all songs about hope. Songs from Crowder, Tomlin, Redman, and Hall. Share it with anybody who is hurting and pray for the families affected by VT. Click the image to go download it.

They are born out of belief in a God who comforts and repairs, a Heavenly Father who has paid the highest price to rescue and restore us all. And because of Jesus we believe light can shine in darkness, life can come from death and hope will endure.

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