the joint Album Reviews: Hillsong Chapel and Lincoln Brewster

the joint is going to be flooding the interwebs with reviews this week, just in time for you to start building your Christmas wish-lists.   So far, we've released two reviews of brand new music from Hillsong Chapel and Lincoln Brewster. 

For those unfamiliar, the joint is a collaborative review, specifically from the point of view of the worship leader - not only reviewing the music, but how it potentially could be used in your church. 

First, we have Hillsong Chapel: Yahweh (Live)  an "acoustic" album from Hillsong.  The Bottom Line:

KLAMPERT: A fantastic reworking and stripped down version of many great Hillsong songs. I would have loved to have heard “Like incense” on this one. Rating: ★★★★½
BYRD: 13 tracks is nothing to scoff at! While a more “raw” recording and acoustic session can feel like a plug for money from the worship consumer, I believe Hillsong has actually accomplished their goal by getting these songs out in an intimate and devotional setting. This is a must have for worship leaders and worshippers. Rating: ★★★★½
MAHONEY: If you like Hillsong music, and are trying to find way to introduce it at your church, this album is for you.  If you already do it, and want some new ideas, this album is for you.  If you like intimate, acoustic worship, this album is for you.  (Seeing a pattern here?)   Rating: ★★★★½
VANCE: A nice wee mellow album, perfect for chilling out to. Rating: ★★★★☆

Then we've got Lincoln Brewster: Real Life.   The Bottom Line:

KLAMPERT: It is an ok CD with 2 really stand out worshipful slow songs, but I could not get into the rest. Praying for a new LIVE CD from him. Rating: ★★½☆☆
BYRD: I think it’s his most firm and solid release since Live to Worship. Just amazing! If So Good isn’t the next single played in every church I don’t know what will be? And there are some true gems in here as well. Did I mention the song writing that’s stepped up several notches!?! Yeah, get it!Rating: ★★★★☆
MAHONEY: I)Fan’s of Lincoln Brewster will love it.  Energetic, and tight.    Rating: ★★★☆☆
VANCE: Two or three really fantastic songs on this album. Rating: ★★★½☆

So check out the complete reviews in the links above. 


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