Album Review - Worship Central: Spirit Break Out
Tim Hughes is one of my favorite worship leaders and songwriters. We play a lot of his songs at church, I love the Happy Day record, and I think "Here I Am to Worship" is one of my favorite worship songs. Tim's footprint is all over this thing, but so are the footprints of a lot of other great people like Ben Cantelon and Nikki Fletcher. The title track is brilliant, a combination of power and depth that I really like, especially when the easy, deep rhythm gives way to an unexpected rap by Myles Dhillon. The opening track, "Spirit of the Living God" is a perfect entry into this experience, building from a gentle drum rhythm to an powerful anthem, leading into the peppy "New Day," which is reminiscent of "Happy Day."
All in all, this album is a great listen, and will be, I'm sure, a great source for some new songs for the church. I already plan on doing a couple of them, and Worship Central is more than happy to share, with chord charts for their entire catalog on their website. They even have an iPhone app with charts and a transposer for all their songs.
Spirit Breaks Out released in the UK in September, where it cracked the top ten album downloads on iTunes. It drops in the US on January 24. They are touring in the UK and France in January and February; one can only hope that they decide to do some shows in the US later in the year. In the meantime, enjoy this:
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