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Because Of You by David Ostby

Cross Rhythms Rating: 6/10
CD: Album
Tags: Worship, CD, Pop, Album
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days
The first UK album released by this Norwegian songwriter and worship leader.

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  1. 1. Glory In The Highest
  2. 2. All Because Of You
  3. 3. Highest Of The High
  4. 4. Celebrate Your Love
  5. 5. Ablaze
  6. 6. Today
  7. 7. In My Life
  8. 8. All In All
  9. 9. Fix My Eyes
  10. 10. Saving Arms
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Reviewed by Andy Cooper

This is David's fourth album, though the first to be released in the UK. He's a worship leader from Norway and has written all 10 featured songs in the English language. He could be described as the Scandinavian equivalent of Tim Hughes or Paul Oakley, his age and musical style being quite similar, though his voice sounds more like a young Michael W Smith: just a little bit nasal and slim, but pleasant enough. Having said that, the production does tend to render David a bit robotic sounding (interesting for the first song, but tiresome after four and more): I wonder what quirks have been hidden by such electronic miracles? Listening beyond that, there is nothing wrong with the songwriting: simple rather than arty (both lyrically and musically), with strong melodies making them down to earth and easy to relate to. Many contain quite personal and intimate lyrics, as with the title track, "Celebrate Your Love" and "In My Life", though the tempo and style are often more energetic and up-beat: it's pop music with an emphasis on worship, played by people with real instruments(!). That's all cool, but when comparing to the likes of Martin Smith, Chris Tomlin or Jeff Deyo, David does sound a bit vanilla: the versatility and charisma are not yet in full flavour.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 77369
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Fierce! FIERCD52
Items: 1
Release Date: 16 Mar 2009

The first UK album released by this Norwegian songwriter and worship leader.

Fresh music and message are delivered from Scandinavia’s best loved worship leader. David is passionate about bridging the gaps between the church and wider world. Many of these songs are sung in churches throughout Scandinavia.

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