East Of The River by Robin Mark
- 1. 01 Some Place East Of The River
- 2. Heaven's Gate
- 3. Fortress
- 4. Arise And Shine
- 5. He Shall Reign
- 6. 06 Tripping Up The Stairs Jig.a
- 7. 07 I Have Been Crucified With C
- 8. Lost And Found
- 9. Shepherd
- 10. I Am Persuaded
- 11. At The Dawning
- 12. Mary Lee Jig
- 13. Highly Exalted
- 14. O Amazing
- 15. Central Station
- 16. God Arise
Reviewed by Trevor Fitzgerald
After a seven-year absence Robin Mark of 'Revival in Belfast' fame returns with a new studio album of songs with his usual mix of contemporary hymns and congregational friendly melodies with that characteristic Irish twist. 'East of the River' spans 16 tracks (13 songs and 3 instrumentals) so there is more than enough to keep you going until his next studio release. Songs such as "I've Been Crucified With Christ" and "Highly Exalted" have lyrics directly lifted from the bible and combine with the hymnal nature of Robins song-writing style make these the most powerful songs on the album. The small instrumentals are nice but the placement of the jig "Tripping Up The Stairs" seems to be at odds with the gravity of the two songs that it is sandwiched between. Overall the songs do tend to blend into each other when the album is listened to as a whole. That said, this is another solid release from Robin Mark and proves once again his talent for crafting songs that can easily be transferred into any churches worship time.
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 23273
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Integrity 000768420225
Release Date: 20 Apr 2007
Fifth studio album from the acclaimed Irish troubadour.
Birthed out of one of the largest churches in Northern Ireland, Christian Fellowship Church, East of The River captures the worship of internationally-known worship leader/songwriter Robin Mark.
Blending Celtic-styled Irish instrumentation with the passion of modern worship, this powerful release features 14 new worship songs from one of the world’s best known-worship leaders.
Robin Mark is well-known as the author of Days Of Elijah. Four songs on this album were cowritten with Paul Baloche, writer of Open The Eyes Of My Heart.
This is a must-have CD for fans of Celtic music.
A solid live album from the popular Belfast worship leader.