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.