Just received seven free CDs today, and though I probably listen to music way too much, I am enjoying them so far. :-) They are
- A Collision by David Crowder Band. This album is certainly unique compared to the rest of my collection. The songs are grouped into four parts, there are interludes, some tracks are spoken, one track is bluegrass(!) and even has the incomparable Marty Stuart singing and jamming on the mandolin. There is a brief rendition of Loretta Lynn’s “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” alongside heavier-sounding new material written by Crowder and crew. This is an enjoyable album, and I’ve already gotten some of the lyrics up at Cloud 9.
- He Reigns: The Worship Collection by the Newsboys. Okay, so I should have realized this was a “best of…” type of album before it showed up in the mail, as most of the songs I already had. I haven’t listened to the new ones yet…
- All About Love by Stephen Curtis Chapman. I’d call this his only “secular album” (that I’d be aware of) if I didn’t firmly believe that the love which he sings about (covering the songs of actual secular bands) comes from a love for Christ and His love in him. “We Belong Together (Tarzan and Jane),” “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” and “All About Love” I especially enjoy.
- Sacred Revolution: Songs from ONEDAY03 by Passion (or, various artists). Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and others sing some of their best praise songs. From what I’ve heard so far, this is going to be a very enjoyable album. Though perhaps it would be better as a studio project.
- Krystal Meyers by, well, Krystal Meyers. A debut album from the daughter of the brother who developed e‑Sword. Save for Scott Stapp’s The Great Divide, Meyers’ album may be the heaviest in my collection. But listening to it while driving through town today, I enjoyed it. It’s especially nice that all the material is original as well. I love the song, but not everyone can put “Shout to the Lord” or “The Heart of Worship” or “Amazing Grace” onto an album before it starts losing meaning.
- Change Your World by Darlene Zschech. Only listened to a little bit of this one so far, while I was typing up David Crowder Band lyrics. Sounds good, though. I enjoy Zschech’s album Kiss of Heaven.
- World Service by Delirious?. Not much to comment yet. I love their rendition of “Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?” and their song “Stronger” from the inspired-by-Narnia compilation album, so it will be nice to see what other songs they have done.
Now, as much as I’d like to listen to the rest of these songs, post all their lyrics, and maybe even comment in more detail… I must sleep now. “Good night, Neverland!”
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