Julius Magan - Beautiful Audio Samples Available

Beautiful by Julius Magan

Cross Rhythms Rating: 3/10
CD: Album
Tags: Pop, CD, Worship, Album
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Popular South African worship leader gets his first ever UK release.

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  1. 1. Did I Tell You Today
  2. 2. Red Is The Colour
  3. 3. Touch Me Lord
  4. 4. Just For You And Me
  5. 5. Pour Yourself In Me
  6. 6. Honoured Knowing You
  7. 7. Sovereign Lord
  8. 8. Make Me An Instrument
  9. 9. Faith Arise
  10. 10. Beautiful
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Reviewed by Stuart Blackburn

South African worship leader Julius Magan has been releasing albums regularly since 1996. He ministers extensively throughout Southern Africa and is popular in the region. His high pitched, somewhat gritty voice has a certain charm to it and from the interviews on the free DVD is a most amenable chap. The songwriting here is shared equally between Julius and others and represents worship of the most intimate kind. Unfortunately the lyrics go beyond intimate to the land of cringe. They incorporate a remarkable collection of genre clichés that ought to be resisted in 21st century worship. "I love you, you love me, and that sets me free," "grace" rhyming with "face" and a rather chronic re-working of "Amazing Grace" (on "Just For You And Me") are just three examples. Mauritz Lotz's generally tight production fails to compensate. The arrangements are appropriate but as already indicated, many of the songs are weak. The bonus DVD includes a handful of songs from the album with a small congregation. Keyboard, guitar and backing tracks accompany, along with close-ups of people with hands raised and eyes closed. This CD will serve its purpose for some but for many others it's simply a sub-standard package.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 12966
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Echo 8203712
Items: 2
Extras: DVD
Release Date: 2004

Popular South African worship leader gets his first ever UK release.

Posted by Alastair McRoberts in UK at 10:58 on Mar 13 2006

I was simply blessed on hearing this album. i cant comment on the technical elements but i can confirm that God was present. this is an album that if you switch of the lights in your room and open up your heart you will have an encounter with GOD. this is the best album i have ever heard. the DVD is the one to get the impact from.

Posted by Nicholas Franz in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe at 14:16 on Nov 1 2006

Mr. Magan.

Thankyou for your Awesome worship. Out here in the 'wilderness' it keeps me alive and praising His Name. Thankyou!

Posted by Gerhard Myburgh in Pretoria,South Africa at 22:56 on Mar 17 2007

I'm from S.Africa myself, and, having listened to a lot of international top Christian music performers, Julius Magan certainly rates up there with them, though, it's
not really about that, it's about Worshipping God, and
listening to Julius Magan Certainly takes you There...
Excellent stuff...

Posted by Charmain Ferreira in South Africa at 11:19 on Mar 25 2007

Julius is as close to God's heart as you can get. He's so open to the Holy Spirit. You may feel free to run down what he is doing. But my family and I have by personal experience entered the touchable presence of God thanks to Julius's worship.
Thank you Julius

Posted by Wickus Pelser in United Kingdom at 20:52 on Apr 29 2007

Considering technical grammer aspects are nonsense ( author's review ), when worshipping God - cd / dvd is a awesome experience.

Posted by Markus Venter in South Africa at 12:43 on Jun 2 2007

Having been blessed by seeing Julius live in performance, my wish is for all who look at the DVD or listen to the CD to experience just a tiny bit of what actually happens in His (God's) presence. This is truly one of the closest to live performance DVD's I have ever seen. It takes be back every time. God is so awesome. Technical Stuff aside - this album touches like no other.

Posted by Andrew Harries in Cape Town & Manchester at 13:09 on Jun 15 2007

Quite simply Julius Magan is an awesome worshipper of God....I can't get hold his stuff in the UK which is sad. There's a very negative review that I don't think is shared by anyone who has been present to hear him live.

Posted by Enala in Durban at 16:49 on Oct 28 2007

Julius Magan just sparks a greater passion for the presence of God. Im lookng forward to attending his live concert!!

Posted by Dagmar Louw in UK at 20:16 on Feb 9 2008

Yes, all his music is so annointed! What a gift. Thank you Lord.

Posted by RObert in UK at 07:09 on Mar 24 2008

I loved his approach to worship , DO NOT LET THE REVIEW BY stuart blackburn PUT YOU OFF IT IS A BEAUTIFUL CD

Posted by Steph in Johannesburg South Africa at 18:45 on May 7 2008

I heard Julius' music a few weeks ago for the first time. The comment from the reviewer - "They incorporate a remarkable collection of genre clichés that ought to be resisted in 21st century worship." Since when did words like I love you and you love me, and that's what sets me free - become cliche's? The words are truth. His music is certainly insipired and he does draw you into an intimacy with the Lord, that is sadly lacking into much of today's modern worship music. He does not sing 'at' you, you are fully participating in what he is doing. His songs sing about the Lord and His love for us and who He is in our lives and what we need from Him to do this. Come on guys, technical is not everything. The sound reproduction on the album I have is brilliant. You listen to this music with your heart not your head and ears only. Go Julius!

Posted by Deona Murray in Auckland New Zealand at 09:01 on May 21 2008

The reviewers comments really don't reflect the impact this man's music has had in my life and the lives of many people I know. It is music from the heart, for your soul not the commercially correct genre - perhaps the reviewer should reconsider his place in the music industry and go for somthing in a more commercial setting? I love Julius's music and pray that as many people as possible can experience it, please don't put them off by your comments!!

Posted by Michelle in East London, South Africa at 20:30 on Jul 26 2008

In Nov 2006 I met Julius and his team as they ministered in our city. Julius, his two sons and keyboardist (Michelle Battaglia) were hosted by our church, so I was had the opportunity to interact with them in a 'non-performing' environment. What humble people; Holy Spirit filled worshippers of God.
What you see in their performances and hear in the music they make is not a performance but a glimpse of their love for and worship of God. What a blessing!

Posted by Pieter van Rooyen in UK at 13:26 on Oct 7 2008

Julius Magan has for years been one of my favorite Christian worshipers. His albums have carried me personally for many years through good and troubled times. This album "Beautiful" is just amazing. "Touch me Lord" and "Pour Yourself in Me" he sings in a duet with his son in awesome and so blessed!

Be blessed Julius! Keep it up.

Ps. where can I get or download the lyrics and guitar cords for Julius music?

Posted by Ernest Chisero in Jane Furse,South Africa at 16:31 on Jan 3 2012


Posted by chamunyonga felix in zimbabwe, harare at 08:00 on Mar 10 2012

i love you lord, pour out your grace, beautiful music from magan, may the good lord increase you

chamunyonga felix's rating: 9/10

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