Crowder - Neon Steeple Deluxe Edition Cross Rhythms Radio Airplay Audio Samples Available

Neon Steeple Deluxe Edition by Crowder

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Rock, Album, Chart, Airplay
Debut solo album from the veteran powerhouse worship leader.

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  1. 1. Neon Intro
  2. 2. My Beloved
  3. 3. I Am
  4. 4. Come Alive
  5. 5. Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)
  6. 6. Come As You Are
  7. 7. Hands Of Love
  8. 8. Jesus Is Calling
  9. 9. My Sweet Lord (ftg Emmylou Harris)
  10. 10. This I Know
  11. 11. Ain't No Grave
  12. 12. You Are
  13. 13. Here's My Heart
  14. 14. Steeple Outro
  15. 15. All This Glory
  16. 16. Beacause He Lives (ftg Bill Gaither) [Remix]
  17. 17. How He Loves (Live From Passion)
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Reviewed by Oscar Hyde

David Crowder is a genuine icon of Christian music; his eponymous band set standards in inventive, high-concept worship music for an entire decade. With this being so, his solo debut is among the most-anticipated albums of 2014. And from the first banjo strums, it really does feel as if he's never gone away. But for this record, he's found far more of a niche than in the freewheeling creativity of earlier albums; Avicii's "Wake Me Up" or "Hey Brother" never feel very far away during the more uptempo tracks, and when Crowder does stray from this folktronica formula it doesn't always work-see, for example, when 'Come Alive' turns pseudo-dubstep. Similarly, even attempted midtempo anthems with powerful crescendos, such as 'Lift Your Head Weary Sinner', fall flat; when the album's tone is unrelenting euphoria and the production is totally committed to the loudness war, there's no space to breathe, no space for the catharsis that comes from proper quiet-loud dynamics. But none of the songs here are bad, and even country music's Emmylou Harris shows up to give the album proper old-school cred. 'Neon Steeple' is worth listening to, certainly; it can just become tiring beyond small doses. The Deluxe edition of the album also contains the Solomon Olds co-written "All This Glory", a remix of "Because He Lives", and a live version of John Mark McMillan's "How He Loves".

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 150756
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Capitol 0602537732357
Items: 1
Release Date: 02 Jun 2014

Debut solo album from the veteran powerhouse worship leader.

After taking a year off, David Crowder is back and ready to release the all-new album Neon Steeple.

Simply known as Crowder, he described the new music as "folktronica", or a mixture of acoustic sounds and electronic beats.

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Latest set from the pioneering modern worship man.

For more information about Crowder, check the Crowder 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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