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Cross Rhythms Recommended

Every month, the Cross Rhythms Direct email newsletter features four or five CDs that are being playlisted on Cross Rhythms Radio. These are the CDs we've featured for the past twelve months.

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Rock CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £9.98)
We Are Messengers - We Are Messengers

Catchy pop rock songs, super lyrics, and some of Nashville’s finest producer combine for a debut release from a group likely to make waves. Discover them early!
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Everything Comes Alive
» I Look Up
» Magnify
» My Ghost

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in November 2016

Pop CD Album
£12.99
MercyMe - It's Christmas

This came out last year but we didn’t get chance to recommend it until now: MM reinterpret classic seasonal songs with originals delivering soaring emotive ballads, fun up-tempo music and original compositions that make this a must for listening while decorating the tree or reflecting on the importance of the season.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Christmastime Again
» Hold On Christmas

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in November 2016

Rock CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £9.98)
Passion - Salvation's Tide Is Rising

In case you missed this earlier in the year it’s a worship album worth discovering. Half a dozen tracks are on the CR worship playlist including God And God Alone, Simple Pursuit and the fabulous Your Grace Amazes Me.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» All We Sinners
» God And God Alone
» I Turn To Christ
» My Victory
» Simple Pursuit
» Your Grace Amazes Me

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in November 2016

Pop CD Album
£9.99
Bryan & Katie Torwalt - Champion

The writers of ‘Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here’ are back with another stunning release of modern worship. Highlights include World Of Grace, Mountain and the inspirational God With Us.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Flame Of Fire, Rushing Wind
» God With Us
» Let There Be Light
» Mountain
» World Of Grace

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in November 2016

Pop CD Album
£12.99
Tenth Avenue North - Followers

With a tight pop rock sound, and superbly crafted songs, Tenth Avenue North are not dissimilar to One Republic.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Afraid
» Sparrow (Under Heaven's Eyes)
» What You Want

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in November 2016

Pop CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £13.00)
Chris August - The Maker

Former Male Vocalist of the year at the Dove Awards, weighs in with a variety of lyrical themes on a well styled soft pop release, complete with powerful ballads and a funky bluesy "Muddy Waters".
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» I'm In Love With You
» Muddy Waters
» Something

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in October 2016

Dance/Electronic CD Album
£12.99
Capital Kings - II

A passionate sonic overload. The range of influences brought in by this duo make for a full on and intriguing blend of electronic dance, hip-hop and pop that always keeps you on your toes. Love it!
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Afterlight
» Believer
» Forever
» In The Wild
» Into Your Arms
» Live For The Drop
» Northern Sky
» Upgraded

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in October 2016

Pop CD Album
£11.97
(RRP £14.99)
Bethel Music - We Will Not Be Shaken Deluxe Edition

It might be over a year old but we had to recommend it to you just for the modern classic 'No Longer Slaves'. It works in church and on radio. But there's also so much more to this worship recording from a mountain range. Worth getting the deluxe version with DVD.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Ever Be
» In Over My Head (Crash Over Me)
» Jesus We Love You
» No Longer SLaves
» You Don't Miss A Thing

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in October 2016

Pop CD Album
£10.97
(RRP £12.99)
Jesus Culture - Let It Echo

Few of 'Let It Echo' purchasers who have already catapulted this album high into various charts will be disappointed. This is amongst Jesus Culture's greatest works! Ten out of ten!
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Alive In You
» Everything And Nothing Less
» Fierce
» In The River

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in June 2016

Pop CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £9.98)
Amanda Cook - Brave New World

Ever since her breathtaking "You Make Me Brave" on the multi-artist Bethel Music album we have been eagerly anticipating Amanda's first solo project and we have not been disappointed!
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Closer
» Never See The End
» Pieces
» Shepherd

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in June 2016

Gospel CD Album
£12.99
Kirk Franklin - Losing My Religion

First album in four years for the gospel music superstar. Mr Franklin's battle with insecurity, which kept him from releasing a new album for four years, has ended in triumph!
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Over
» True Story
» Wanna Be Happy?

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in June 2016

Rock CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £13.00)
Hillsong United - Empires

One of the best-selling worship albums of recent years. More creative than normal. A surprise and a ten out of ten rating.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Even When It Hurts (Praise Song)
» Heart Like Heaven
» Rule
» Say The Word
» Touch The Sky

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in June 2016

Hip-Hop CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £10.00)
Guvna B - Secret World

Arguably his best release to date. For those into rap a la Dizzee Rascal this is a must. Straddling street sounds and worship (including a guest appearance from Matt Redman!) the Guvna is back!
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Feel That Vibe
» Home (E16)
» Show Me The Way

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in May 2016

Pop CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £13.00)
Hillsong Worship - Open Heaven/River Wild

Hillsong are consistent. We've grown up with them so sometimes they are a little familiar, but they always deliver top quality worship songs. On this release the standouts include O Praise The Name, Love On The Line, Transfiguration and Faithfulness, all of which have made it to the CR Radio Worship Playlist.

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in May 2016

Rock CD Album
£12.99
Hawk Nelson - Diamonds

Infectious? Man, it’s epidemic rock! Former punk rockers HN are now much more pop rock but it grabs you by the ears and shakes the singalong out of your lips.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Just Getting Started
» Sold Out
» Thank God For Something

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in April 2016

Rock CD Album
£12.99
Audio Adrenaline - Sound Of The Saints

AA are back, with a new lead singer and their high energy bright modern pop rock. Sounding more like their early years the adrenaline is certainly pumping on this one.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Move
» Out Of The Fire
» Saved My Soul

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in April 2016

Pop CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £13.00)
Chris August - The Maker

Singer/songwriter and Dove Award winner, this release delivers a variety of lyrical themes in a range of musical styles, from well styled pop, through powerful ballads to the funky and rocking "Muddy Waters", which is currently playing on the CR Radio main playlist.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» I'm In Love With You
» Muddy Waters
» Something

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in April 2016

Pop CD Album
£11.97
(RRP £14.99)
Bethel Music - We Will Not Be Shaken Deluxe Edition

Filmed and recorded on a mountaintop north of Redding, California, the Bethel Music community gathered for an unforgettable evening of worship. The resulting live album and film portrays breathtaking visuals and resounds with hope. Amazing worship songs. In particular you must hear No Longer Slaves, powerful lyrics, raw and emotively sung, and currently playing on CR Radio main playlist.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Ever Be
» In Over My Head (Crash Over Me)
» Jesus We Love You
» No Longer SLaves
» You Don't Miss A Thing

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in April 2016
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