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God's Great Dance Floor: Step 02 by Martin Smith

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Worship, CD, Album, Pop, Top Rated, Airplay
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Second full length studio CD from former Delirious? frontman.

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  1. 1. You Are My Salvation
  2. 2. Emmanuel
  3. 3. Only Got Eyes
  4. 4. Great Is Your Faithfulness
  5. 5. Song Of Solomon
  6. 6. Grace
  7. 7. Redemption Day
  8. 8. God's Great Dance Floor
  9. 9. Keep The Faith
  10. 10. God Is Coming
  11. 11. Angel
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Reviewed by Paul S Ganney

This is, of course, the second full length studio album from Martin Smith, former frontman and driving force behind Delirious? I say "full length" as eight of the 11 tracks were previously released as the mini EPs 'Movement 3' and 'Movement 4'. There's no mistaking who it is, though. That voice. Those lyrics. Those melodies. Those arrangements. It's just a bit more electronic in places, really. Which is fair enough - while so many other bands are trying to sound like Delirious? used to, Smith is busy trying to sound different. He's stayed true to his roots, but moved on a bit. If anything, this CD is closer to Delirous?'s (apologies to the apostrophe police - is there a right way to punctuate that?) early material ("Redemption Day" and "God Is Coming" would have sat very comfortably on 'King Of Fools', for example), that threatened to take over Spring Harvest songbooks in the same way that Graham Kendrick had swept all aside earlier. Martin's voice still drives it all along, though, and he has (wisely) decided against a Kate Bush-style vocal disguise so you could well be listening to lost Delirious? recordings: it's moved on, but not quite as far as 2012 (although "Only Got Eyes" has a vocal chant reminiscent of Bastille - but then I thought that reminiscent of Red Box from the 1980s). Better is the slower "Great Is Your Faithfulness", with its sweeping vocal, majestic chorus and great use of light and shade. There are quite a few slower tracks (such as "Grace" - very atmospheric, but I wasn't sure it really counted as 'Dance Floor' unless this was an end-of-night number) and several that are more personal than church-fillers (no bad thing, but not what you may have expected from the opening songs). It's a good album, with Smith at the top of his game in places, but not world-changing. But then he's done that once already.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 141996
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Integrity 000768525128
Items: 1
Release Date: 30 Sep 2013

Second full length studio CD from former Delirious? frontman.

Martin instinctively calls out for people to become a 'voice' for those who do not have a voice. For Martin Smith, endings arenít all they seem. In 2009 he came to the closing stages of a two-decade career spent holding the microphone and cheering on the crowds with the genre-defining band Delirious.

With Dove awards, Grammy nominations and RIAA certified gold selling status behind him, it was an incredible journey. Today, what lies ahead is bold, fresh and exciting.

After the release of his first solo album in April, Martin now returns with another stunning collection of worship. Featuring Sarah Bird and daughter Elle-Anna, and co-writes with Tim Hughes, Reuben Morgan and Matt Redman the songs on Step 02 are rich with biblical context and structure.

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Album of new worship songs recorded live in Atlanta.

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The eagerly awaited full length album solo debut by the one time Delirious? man.

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A compilation of tracks from both volumes of 'God's Great Dance Floor'.

For more information about Martin Smith, check the Martin Smith 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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