Church Worship

Pick of the Week: WorshipTogether Platinum

  • 2005 23 May
Pick of the Week: WorshipTogether Platinum

CD: Worship Together Platinum

Artist: Various

Label: Worship Together/EMI

Quote: John Ellis, lead singer of Tree63, whose version of “Blessed Be Your Name” is featured on Worship Together Platinum, says of his band’s work, “We’d love to see this music excite people who didn’t know that being a Christian is actually the most awesome thing one could possibly do with one’s life.”

FYI: The Worship Together brand has a platinum track record. It was Time Life Music’s top product offering in 2003.

The Bottom Line: Worship Together Platinum goes a long way in supporting the same vision as Ellis. Neither too much nor not enough, it offers a strong share of must-have tunes (“Breathe,” “It Is You,” “Let Everything That Has Breath,” “Better Is One Day,” “Every Move I Make,” “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”) performed by a cross section of much respected artists (Matt Redman, Rebecca St. James, Jeremy Camp, Delirious, Chris Tomlin, Newsboys, SONICFLOOd with Jeff Deyo, etc.)—an excellent sampling of exciting, relevant worship music on the CD, and compelling visual evidence of the joy God can bring to His people on the DVD presentation.

Featuring: CD highlights include “I Want to Know You” (SONICFLOOd with Jeff Deyo), “Enough” (Jeremy Camp), “Draw Me Close” (Kelly Carpenter) and “Lord Reign in Me” (Brenton Brown). The DVD features concept videos from Rebecca St. James (“Song of Love”), Delirious (2001 re-recording of “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”), and Newsboys (“He Reigns”) plus in-concert performances by David Crowder Band (“O Praise Him”), Chris Tomlin (“Holy Is the Lord”), Matt Redman (“The Heart of Worship”), and Plus One (“Here I Am to Worship”).

—Chris Davidson

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