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Kiss The River by Paul Oakley

Cross Rhythms Rating: 10/10
CD: Album
Tags: Pop, CD, Worship, Album, Recommended, Top Rated, Airplay
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  1. 1. Jesus Friend Of Sinners
  2. 2. I Come To Love You
  3. 3. High Wire
  4. 4. So Good
  5. 5. Fix My Eyes
  6. 6. Kiss The River
  7. 7. Brighter Than The Sun
  8. 8. One Thing
  9. 9. Cover Me
  10. 10. In The Shadow
  11. 11. As I Am Known
  12. 12. In The Stillness
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

His sterling work with Stoneleigh's Re.vive event and his fine albums 'When Deep Calls To Deep' and 'Because Of You' have, of course, established this young man on the national scene. What was needed to catapult the gifted songwriter and worship leader into the national arena was an album which made the most of his radio friendly Brit pop song hooks while avoiding the extremes of being on the one side too bland (a continuing fault of a lot of pop rock stemming from Nashville) or too raw (Paul doesn't have a premier league voice and needs careful studio tutorage to bring out the best of the Oakley vocal chords). Bringing in UK-born, USA-based producer Alan Shacklock to handle this key project was inspired and the result is an album which retains the appeal of Oakley's guitar-driven rock praise while adding some deft studio touches which will sound great on radio. The stone killer on 'Kiss The River' is the definitive version of the classic song "Jesus, Friend Of Sinners" but there are several others here: "Fix My Eyes", "Brighter Than The Sun" and "Cover Me" which all sound good enough to be echoing from local churches before too long. Another seminal worship album from Survivor.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 2586
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Survivor SURCD043
Items: 1
Release Date: 17 Nov 2000
Paul Oakley - Father MePaul Oakley - Father Me
Pop CD British Product Cross Rhythms Radio Airplay Audio Samples Available


A return to worship music for the Brighton songsmith with a Nashville recorded album.

Paul Oakley, Lara Martin, Noel Richards, David Gate - 4x4 V4Paul Oakley, Lara Martin, Noel Richards, David Gate - 4x4 V4
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A sampler of material from four well known UK worship leaders.

For more information about Paul Oakley, check the Paul Oakley Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by David in Manchester at 14:11 on Dec 29 2008

The song 'kiss the river' is quite simply beautiful. It calls the heaving river in me upward, and I can feel it under my skin too. It is a strange thing, how music can be a vessel to so beautiful an inner process. Grace is mystifying always, but for me, through this medium particualrly.
Thank you, Paul, for the bravery to express Him sincerely and unashamedly.

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