All For Christ by Nick J Drake
|1. All For Christ|
|2. His Name Shall Be Honoured|
|3. Have Mercy On Me|
|4. Spirit Of God|
|5. Your Voice|
|7. You Shall Be Praised|
|8. Come Thou Fount|
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Reviewed by Ryan Connor
Nick has plenty of experience having been a co-founder of fondly remembered indie rock band Coastal Dune and working with his wife Becky on all age worship at St Pauls church in Hammersmith, London. Now he weighs in with his solo worship debut and this eight song mini-album makes Nick an impressive addition to the Survivor Records roster. The album opens with the title track on which the instruments and vocals come together to produce a simple but uplifting track with a haunting piano figure and with surging lead guitar coming in on the chorus. Nick's warm vocals bring a very relaxing feel to the project while the organic production from the Weeks brothers lets the music and instruments speak. There are many open spaces and bridges in the songs where the music alone flows and invites listeners to reflect and journey with the music. Particularly outstanding is "You Shall Be Praised" which ends with an alluring piano solo while the closer is the old hymn "Come Thou Fount" that has been re-composed for a contemporary feel. A CD which equally invites both participatory worship and quiet reflection.
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 88304
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Survivor SURCD5165
Release Date: 15 Mar 2010
The debut solo CD from the worship leader at St Pauls church, Hammersmith.
All For Christ is the debut release for Nick J Drake, worship pastor at St Paulís, Hammersmith. Thereís a openness about it that is infectious, a wide-eyed trust in God that ignites the sort of songs that refuses to stay silent.
Thereís a back story to Nick that is clearly at work here; from his training in theology, the musical influence of Kevin Prosch while Nick was a teenager and his commitment to creating space in which worshippers can encounter Godís presence. They all combine to make an album thatís wonderfully fresh.