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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
£12.99
MercyMe - Lifer

A rollicking start sets the scene for a collection of upbeat, fun, high energy numbers that showcase the band's trademark pop rock versatility, skill and polish with stellar vocal performances.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Happy Dance
» Lifer
» You Found Me

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in July 2017

Pop CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £12.99)
Chris Tomlin - Never Lose Sight

Featuring a cover of Good, Good Father, "First Love" (featuring the always wonderful voice of Kim Walker Smith) and "God Of Calvary" (a powerful co-write between Tomlin, Matt Maher, Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin) the latest from Chris Tomlin clearly demonstrates that there is still plenty of creativity flowing in his veins.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» God Of Calvary
» He Lives

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in July 2017

Pop CD Album
£10.99
Kim Walker-Smith - On My Side

12 new songs from the Jesus Culture revivalist clearly showing why, with a voice of such interpretive power, passion and believability, Kim Walker-Smith is one of the most significant female vocalist currently recording.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Fresh Outpouring
» I Know
» Just One Touch
» On My Side

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in July 2017

Rock CD Album
£12.99
Relient K - Air For Free

A skilled set of pop rock from the Ohio-based hitmakers. Happy, summery and chart-friendly, complete with Coldplay-esque piano trills, latter-day Madness, and odd bits that remind of Abbey Road-era Beatles too.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Elephant Parade
» Local Construction
» Marigold
» Mountaintop
» Mrs Hippopotamuses'

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in July 2017

Pop CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £13.00)
Bethel Music - Have It All

Apart from a pretty gruesome sleeve picture (a human heart, no less), this double CD is a near-perfect worship album. The production values are magnificent, the lead vocalists are quality, and best of all, the songs are both singable and powerful. Includes the modern classic ‘Lion And The Lamb’.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Faithful To The End
» Greatness Of Your Glory
» Have It All
» Son Of God
» Thank You

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in June 2017

R&B CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £12.99)
Group 1 Crew - Power

This recording is the first release since 'Fearless' (2012) and features Maxwell Reyes and guests with some in-your-face R&B pop mixed with some sparkling hip-hop interludes. From the Bruno Mars styles titled track to the beautiful vocals of 1GN guest Lauren Taylor Bach on ‘Burn’. Cracking album.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Burn
» Download
» I Know
» Inevitable
» On Again Off Again
» Phenomenal
» Power
» Wake Me Up (Amnesia)

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in June 2017

R&B CD Album
£12.99
Christon Gray - The Glory Album

As Gray fans will testify, he is as dazzling a singer as he is a rapper and the first two tracks - "The Glory Part 1" and "Stop Me" - pave the way for an album chock full of soulful falsetto-laden vocal performances and biting wordplay. Magnificent.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Connor McDees
» Ft. Knox
» Open Door (See You Later)
» Stop Me

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in June 2017

Pop CD Album
£14.99
Britt Nicole - Britt Nicole (Deluxe Edition)

One of the best rising female pop artists around with her 4th album focused mostly on relationships. 6 tracks chosen for CR Radio.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» After You
» All The Money
» Be The Change
» Electric Love
» Fallin' In Love
» Heart of Stone
» Through Your Eyes

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in June 2017

Pop CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £12.99)
All Sons & Daughters - Poets & Saints

With plenty of slide guitar and lilting country-tinged harmonies this is more on the worshipful end rather than the praise end. Beautiful songs, intelligent and inspirational lyrics.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Heaven Meets Earth
» This My Inheritance

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in May 2017

Pop CD Album
£9.99
Phil Wickham - Children Of God

This eagerly awaited set is Phil's 11th album and is as strong as its predecessors. Pop rock worship a la Newsboys.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Better Than Life
» Doxology/Amen

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in May 2017

Pop CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £10.00)
Jordan Feliz - The River

Like a bag of M&Ms this soulful R&B pop album is packed full of colourful delights! With strong grooves and extra catchy melodies. The video of the title track has gone viral receiving more than four million views too. Guaranteed to put a bounce in your step and a song in your heart.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Best Of Me
» Live It Out
» Never Too Far Gone

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in May 2017

Pop CD Album
£9.99
Hollyn - One Way Conversations

The new shining light for urban tinged pop. It feels and sounds fresh with some great collaborations with TobyMac and Capital Kings, Andy Mineo and Steven Malcom. Six songs chosen for the CR radio.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» All My Love
» Can't Live Without
» Go
» Love With Your Life
» Lovely
» Obvious?
» Party In The Hills
» Waiting For

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in May 2017

Pop CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £12.99)
Vineyard UK - Open

The British arm of the Vineyard movement have made some fine albums in the past and this, a mixture of re-recorded songs and new material, is one of their best. The title cut is an anthem which soars to incredible heights. It made the CR main radio A-list too.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Living In The Light
» Open

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in February 2017

Hip-Hop CD Album
£9.97
(RRP £12.99)
LZ7 - Home

A grime/club/dubstep/pop hybrid which appeals to the feet but never ducks the message. With a host of pumping and pulsating cuts this is a surefire 10/10 release.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Brave
» Elevator
» Home
» Love Infinity
» So Good
» Two Left Feet
» We're Fire

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in February 2017

Rock CD Album
£12.99
Zach Williams - Chain Breaker

Retro rockabilly and powerful lyrics. The title track spent 50 weeks at number one on Billboard’s Christian chart! An authentic release we could only give 10/10 for.
Cross Rhythms Radio Playlisted Tracks
» Chain Breaker
» Fear Is A Liar
» Song Of Deliverance
» Survivor

Featured in the Cross Rhythms Direct newsletter in February 2017

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
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