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Facing A Task Unfinished by Keith & Kristyn Getty

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Worship, CD, Album, Hymnody, Top Rated, Airplay
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The first major new release of new material from the Gettys since 2012.

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  1. 1. Facing A Task Unfinished
  2. 2. May The Peoples Praise You
  3. 3. Living Waters
  4. 4. O Children Come Ftg Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  5. 5. My Worth Is Not In What I Own Ftg Fernando Ortega
  6. 6. For The Cause
  7. 7. Lift High The Name Of Jesus With The Legend Of Saints And Snakes
  8. 8. The Lord Is My Salvation
  9. 9. We Believe (Apostle's Creed)
  10. 10. He Will Hold Me Fast
  11. 11. Psalm 24 (The King Of Glory)
  12. 12. O Church Arise (Arise, Shine) Ftg Chris Tomlin
  13. 13. Beyond These Shores Ftg John Patitucci
  14. 14. Consider The Stars Ftg John Patitucci
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9/10

Reviewed by Chris Webb

The renowned modern hymnwriting married couple hailing from Northern Ireland but based in Nashville USA have led worship and performed their songs around the world. They bring a new zeal to worship, updating older hymns with new tunes and adding new lyrics to old tunes alongside their self-penned offerings. This latest album combines all of these areas to provide a captivating worship experience. However, what leaps to the fore is the musicianship and the musical arrangements. Initially, like small children, the players are well under the management of the singers and worship leaders, supporting and encouraging the vocals, displaying flashes and glimpses of musical brilliance but never allowed to really fly free in musical worship. Then, as if the teacher finally leaves the classroom the ties are removed and as the vocal of "Lift High The Name Of Jesus" finishes, the band cut loose and a joyful romp ensues for the next few minutes. Then, brought back under control, always proficient, but kept as backing to the lyrical content for another couple of tracks. They are again allowed out to play at the end of "We Believe" before finally being granted freedom to soar on "Beyond These Shores" fully instrumental for nine minutes, as Irish ceilidh meets Seth Lakeman, Curved Air and Jig-a-jig. Is this joyful explosion an on stage jam session or spirit filled musical worship expression? Who cares, it is both magnificent and memorable. The album, whilst some is recorded live at a worship event, is more performance than participation even though advertised as 'championing congregational worship'. It does also feature "For The Cause" and "O Church Arise," with Chris Tomlin, which are eminently suitable for collective worship. A couple of other twists in style also ensure that this isn't just more of the same standard issue worship music. There is the African influenced "O Children Come" featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "Psalm 24" with an Indian inflexion and instrumentation and "Consider The Stars" a gentle piano backed reflection with a hauntingly delicate vocal reminiscent of Gungor. Great praise and worship alongside stunning musicality demonstrates a large stride forward in the Getty's music.

Style: Hymnody
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 161609
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Integrity Music 0000768677926
Items: 2
Extras: bonus DVD
Release Date: 17 Jun 2016

The first major new release of new material from the Gettys since 2012.

Facing a Task Unfinished is the latest album from pre-eminent modern hymn writers, Keith and Kristyn Getty. The album, which champions congregational singing and mission, follows the radical example of the
hymn “Facing a Task Unfinished,” rewritten from its original 1931 version, where its urgent call propelled individuals, families and churches to global witness. This studio album features the Getty’s band, live
congregational singing, and fresh global sounds as well as guest appearances by John Patitucci, Fernando Ortega, and artists from around the world.

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Celtic style hymnody recorded in Nashville.

For more information about Keith & Kristyn Getty, check the Keith & Kristyn Getty Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)













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