Review: Live In Europe by Brian Doerksen
- Chris Davidson Contributing Writer
- 2006 8 Aug
CD: Live In Europe
Artist: Brian Doerksen
Label: Integrity Music
Quote: “Live in Europe is Brian Doerksen at his best. This is a brilliant album of beautiful worship songs—sung the way they were meant to be used. Brian leads with such passion that you feel like you are there in the heart of the tour as you listen. He skillfully weaves old and new songs together—like ‘Hope of the Nations,’ ‘Today’ and ‘Stay (Orphan's Song)’—bringing them to life again with fresh arrangements, and the superb musicianship of the band. As you listen to the voices of thousands of worshippers recorded during the tour, your own heart is drawn again to worship the One for whom it was all for. This really is an album too great to miss!” —Irish worship leader Kathryn Scott, writer of “Hungry."
FYI: Brian was awarded the Gospel Music Association’s International Award in 2006, an honored bestowed upon a performer or organization from outside of the U.S. that has made an impact not just in his or her own country, but on the world at large. Past honorees include: Delirious?, Darlene Zschech, World Wide Message Tribe, Graham Kendrick, Adrian Snell, Cliff Richard, Sheila Walsh, and in 2002, Matt Redman.
The Bottom Line: Recorded on tour in Europe, Brian Doerksen’s latest collection puts you in the middle of thousands of Europeans worshipping God, singing along with many of Brian's most loved songs. And as the author of “Come Now Is The Time to Worship,” “Refiner’s Fire,” and “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing)," that’s certainly no small thing. If you’ve not had a chance to purchase Brian’s previous two efforts, You Shine and Today, this will give you a taste of both and a working knowledge of just how great a songwriter and worship leader this gent is.
Featuring: 14 exciting worship songs like “Hope of the Nations,” “You are Everything,” “How Long,” “Faithful One,” “Lifted,” “Your Name is Holy,” and the brand new and noteworthy “When You Shepherd Me.”