Free CD Goodness

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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Rick Beckman