The Review Zone – #Worship : Cornerstone @elevationmusic

#worship cornerstone#WORSHIP : Cornerstone. (Elevation : ELE2100D)

The #Worship series features current and contemporary songs of worship written by some of the finest writers in the world today. There are 12 songs featured, and the opening two stick out like sore thumbs. Both “Because of Your Love” and “All God’s Children” are indie rock numbers, and I’m just puzzled by their inclusion. Maybe I’m beginning to show my age, but as a worship leader myself, I just cannot see either song engaging people in worship. However, all is not lost, as following these tracks, there are quite number of acoustic based songs that are more akin to worship, as I know it. “Today is the Day” is a bright little number with a female vocal that reminded me of Carolyn Arends. The title track gets a rather nice, laid back outing, whilst the stripped back acoustic version of “Your Grace Finds Me” works well vocally as a duet. “Indescribable” has a big production, but it’s Tim Hughes’ “Everything” that really shines out on this album. The female singer has a lovely voice, and makes this her own, with a tremendous version. Other song writers include Vicky Beeching and Paul Baloche. As for me, I’m still questioning those first two songs. 8/10.

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