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Review: Parachute Band – Technicolor

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March 3, 2009 — Leave a comment

I wanted to post a list of my reviews I have done so you can get a chance to look at them.

I have a new review feature that will be showing up here, called “the joint”, that you don’t want to miss, but until then you need to catch up.

Books

Worship Matters: Bob Kauflin
The Shack: William P. Young
They Like Jesus Not the Church: Dan Kimball
Blue Like Jazz: Donald Miller
90 Minutes in Heaven: Don Piper

Planning Blended Worship: Robert Weber
Dangerous Act of Worship: Mark Labberton
Save Me From Myself: Brian “Head” Welch
The Barbarian Way: Erwin Mcmanus
God Songs: Paul Baloche
Unchristian
Jim and Casper Go to Church
The Gospel According to Starbucks
In a Pit with a Lion on a snowy Day

The Wild Goose Chase

CD’s

Klaus: Glory-an evening of worship
Joel Augé: On the Blue
Leeland: Opposite Way
Worth Dying For
Deluge: Live
Lincoln Brewster: Today is the Day
Sojourn Music: Before the Throne of God Above
David Crowder Band: Remedy
Matt Redman: Best of
Sara Groves: Add to the Beauty
Brian Doerksen: Holy God
Vicky Beeching: Painting the Invisible
Hillsong United: All of the Above


Multi-Angle Reviews from The Worship Community

Hillsong London: Hail to the King
Kari Jobe: Kari Jobe
Freddy Rodriguez: Champions Live

Here is the free chord chart to the song

Song Story – “Living Rain”
As introduced by Parachute Band member Simon Moore

“Living Rain” is one of the corner-stone songs on Technicolor, not just for the band but for everyone who was involved in making this album.

Right from hearing the first version it was SO obvious that here was a remarkable worship song that captured what we wanted this album to be all about – redemption songs that are just bursting with God’s full color love! 

Ric Knott, the same song writer who wrote songs like Surrender All on the last album, tells the story of bringing “Living Rain” to life really well.

From Ric: “I was in Indonesia on a Bible School that my in-laws run in Sept 05 and on a rare day off we decided to jam some tunes out. We came up with the verse melody there and then ran out of time. Later on, back in New Zealand, I started working on it again based on 2 Chron 7:14…’If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land’… and it all just fell into place. 

It really came out of a desire to write a song about being desperately thirsty for the Holy Spirit to come and heal our land. There’s something about singing that line: ‘over my street oh Spirit reside’ that brings that song right down into your neighbourhood and to the people that you love and see everyday. 

More than just a concept, but a ‘daily heartbreak’ for his refreshing and bringing it all back to our the beginning of our faith – the Cross and our first love and desire for him which we can so easily lose sight of.”

Today is the first mutiangle review I am proud to be a part of. This is the coolest thing since sliced bread. We review “Hail to the King” by Hillsong London. You don’t want to miss this!

I have been listening to Lincoln Brewster since his first CD and have always enjoyed his music. I have however noticed something. His music and showcase of talent is much better when heard live. This was evident when his Live CD “All to You” came out. If you listen to that CD compared to his other stuff it is much more raw. What I mean by that is the studio CD’s always felt overproduced to me. The production made the sound from song to song stay the same.

I use a few of Lincoln’s song in my church services and love his writing, but when Integrity sent me this new CD “Today is the Day” I was a little worried it was going to showcase overproduction instead of Brewster’s amazing ability.

I put the CD in with intrepidation and as it started to play I thanked God. Finally!, They got it right. The production on this CD is good. It still has that feel like His other CD’s but this time it is not distracting.

The First song is the title cut “Today is the Day”. I was sucked in imediately. What a great song and an obvious choice for worship leaders to jump on right off the bat.

I moved on to the next track “Everywhere I Go”. Of course loved this one as well. Actually I liked it even more than the title track.

I went from track to track getting really into the new CD, enjoying the consistancy, but wanting something more. I wanted to hear Lincoln do something different. Show me his guitar technique. Then the back half of the CD started playing.

WOW! That was not expected. Folks this is what I have been waiting for. Lincoln goes into a handful of songs with a bluesy flare, a jazz sound, and some amazing awe inspiring guitar work.

The back half can be compared to the most current sound that John Mayer is putting out and Some of the great work from Phil Keaggy.

Let me tell you while I was hesitant I was greatly pleased.

If you are a fan of Lincoln then you will hear more of what he does best.

If you are not a fan of Lincoln this could very well be the CD that changes that for you.

Today Is The Day releases on 9.23.08 and is currently available for pre-order.

I would suggest you order it. It is more than worth it.

4 out of 5 stars for this CD