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Well after having a busy week last week with work, church, birthday, family and sackcloth I didn’t do my weekly top 5. SO here is this weeks.

What are yours this week

1. Under the pink – Tori Amos (I love this CD. She is one of the best song writers there is…such emotion)

2. We Believe- Brian and Jenn Johnson (What an amazing CD..Can’t get enough of this one)

3. Melon collie and the Infinite Sadness – Smashing Pumpkins (one of my top 10 all time favs…)

4. All of the Above – Hillsong United (I can’t get enough of this CD. It is non stop coolness)

5.  Live Unplugged – Jeremy Camp (this is such an amazing CD. His wife sings on it and you can just feel everything he has gone through with his 1st wifes deat. Amazing)

Gretsch coming

June 7, 2007 — 17 Comments

Oh man…there she is. A beauty. So recently fender took over gretsch and in an attempt to compete with ibanez and epiphone with low priced yet high end gear they released the G5120. It is higher end then an Ibanez artcore more in the vein of the sheratons.

Anyway…it’s wicked cool and very brian setzer meets hillsong united. lol  and its coming in the mail…WOO HOO.

Also you wouldn’t believe what I paid for it.It’s not crazy expensive as it is, but what I paid is INSANE! .I have a contact at guitar center who really hooks me up. He is in Oregon. where i used to live. I met him once and had fun talking and since then I get like employee price. If any of you worship guys want his info let me know.. Email me. or post a comment and I’ll email you.

I can’t wait till it comes…It is a sound I can’t get from my other gear.

Here we go again folks. What are your top 5 CD’s this week?

1. Hillsong United – All of the Above: Killer new CD that I can’t get enough of.

2. Paul Baloche – Offering: Classic CD of one of the top worship leaders there is. I consider him to be one of the guys I look to for how it’s done.

3. Matt Redman – Beautiful News: Redman switches it up on this one…Sure there is classic redman sound, but there is also redman doing U2 sound etc. It just plain rocks

4. Regina Spector-  IS ANY BODY ELSE GONNA CHECK HER OUT..>AMAZING…bah here’s a video

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5. last but not least  Charlie Hall – Flying into Daybreak

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.

It’s Monday and it’s that time again. What is on your list

1. Holy God – Brian Doerksen

This Cd is absolutely amazing. We are going to be down 3 or 4 songs from it in church.

2. Hymns – Matt Papa and Chris Oor

WOW! I bought both matt papa CD’s last week and this is one killer CD. I’d say on par with the passion hymns

3. A beautiful Lie – 30 seconds to Mars

I got this CD a few days ago and I’m hooked. I love the guitar work and great wall of sound feel

4. Jesus is – Hillsongs  London

Underrated because of the united and Darlene hype but this CD is fantastic. It also has a DVD and watching this church service go on is really cool.

5. The Longing – The Longing