Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Songs 4 Life Ultimate Review


It's hard to believe that it has already been ten years since the release of the first Songs 4 Worship project. Now, ten years later, it's time to celebrate this milestone with a three-disc set of the ultimate praise and worship songs Christian music has known -- Songs 4 Worship Ultimate. This project is a must have for the Christian praise and worship fan, as many of today's familiar praise and worship songs are featured on this set.

Songs 4 Worship Ultimate features many of the Church's best-known worship songs, including Lincoln Brewster's well-known "Everlasting God," Laura Story's "Mighty to Save," MercyMe's "Word of God Speak," Casting Crowns' "Mercy," Kari Jobe's "Healer," and plenty more. In all, both music CDs feature 25 songs and two bonus songs. One of these bonus tracks, a definite highlight from Songs 4 Worship Ultimate is Darlene Zschech's piano-based "Face to Face," written and recorded exclusively for this project. Darlene's unmistakable voice and simple worship was a definite highlight of this project, and will no-doubt be a fan-favorite from this three-CD set.

The Bonus DVD was very enjoyable as well, with three different sections of videos. The first, and my favorite part of the DVD, was the "Artist Performance Videos," featuring John Mark McMillan's renown "How He Loves," Paul Baloche's "GLorious," Gateway Worship's "Revelation Song" (my favorite), and three more. These videos will give the listener a better appreciation for the worship presented on the album through live performances, and/or the official music video for the song. Also included on this DVD are the iWorship DVD Videos for "Be Glorified," "God You Reign" and "New Doxology," as well as the stories behind several well-known worship songs that appeared on the Songs 4 Worship Ultimate CD.

Songs 4 Worship Ultimate is a must-have for the worship fan, and is a wonderful collection of Christian music's most beloved worship tracks, including "How He Loves," "I Am Free," "Your Grace is Enough," "Holy Is the Lord," "How Great is Our God," and more. If you are a fan of the Songs 4 Worship series, be sure to wish Songs 4 Worship a happy 10th anniversary by buying this project today! The DVD is an added bonus!

Rating: 4/5

Disc One:
1. Everlasting God (Lincoln Brewster)
2. Mighty to Save (Laura Story)
3. Open the Eyes of My Heart (Paul Baloche)
4. Shout to the Lord (Natalie Grant)
5. Word of God Speak (MercyMe)
6. Above All (Michael W. Smith)
7. How He Loves (John Mark McMillan)
8. In Christ Alone (Travis Cottrell)
9. I Am Free (New Life Worship)
10. Friend of God (Lakewood Church/ Israel Houghton)
11. Revelation Song (Phillips, Craig & Dean)
12. Days of Elijah (Robin Mark)
13. Here I Am to Worship (Eoghan Easlip)

Disc Two:
1. My Savior Lives (New Life Worship)
2. Your Grace is Enough (Jared Anderson)
3. Hosanna (Praise is Rising) (Paul Baloche)
4. Holy Is the Lord (Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir)
5. How Great Is Our God (Promise Keepers)
6. Mercy (Casting Crowns)
7. Today is the Day (Lincoln Brewster)
8. Your Name (Phil Wickham & Paul Baloche)
9. Healer (Kari Jobe)
10. Hungry (Kathryn Scott)
11. Beloved (Tenth Avenue North)
12. Refiner's Fire (Brian Doerksen)
13. Face to Face (Darlene Zschech)
14. We Still Believe (Kathryn Scott)

Bonus DVD
Artist Performance Videos
1. How He Loves - John Mark McMillan
2. Revelation Song - Gateway Worship
3. Glorious - Paul Baloche
4. My Savior Lives - New Life Worship
5. You Are For Me - Kari Jobe
6. Moving Forward - Israel Houghton

iWorship DVD Videos
1. Be Glorified - ALM:uk
2. God You Reign - Lincoln Brewster
3. New Doxology - Gateway Worship

Extra Bonus Videos
1. God Be Praised (Story)- Gateway Worship
2. Love God. Love People. (Story) - Israel Houghton
3. We Still Believe (Story) - Kathryn Scott
4. Level Ground (Story) - Brian Doerksen

2 comments:

  1. Good album review. I am looking forward to getting this album as soon as I can. It looks real good with the CD/DVD in one with good worship songs on the CD and good worship videos and stories on the DVD :)

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  2. where i can find the lyrics?

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