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Open by Vineyard UK

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Worship, CD, Pop, Album, Vineyard, Live, Top Rated, Airplay, Chart
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Dance music-tinged worship from the UK arm of the international church stream.

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  1. 1. Open
  2. 2. Living In The Light
  3. 3. All Who Are Weary
  4. 4. No Longer Strangers
  5. 5. We Need More
  6. 6. The Light
  7. 7. Waterfalls
  8. 8. Concrete Love
  9. 9. My Heart Is Free
  10. 10. Glorious
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Reviewed by Philip Laing

The worship leaders and musicians brought together by the British arm of the Vineyard movement have made some fine albums in the past and this, a mixture of re-recorded songs and new material, is one of their best. What Vineyard has done is turn some of their material over to David Plumb, a producer and remixer best known for his work when he was a member of the popular rap team 29th Chapter. Unlike some attempts to recast pop rock worship songs to appeal to club culture, this works pretty well. The first song is the title track which starts with a soft acoustic guitar sound before becoming a synth anthem which soars to incredible heights. Following on is "Living In The Light" which features a lovely female lead vocal and well-arranged electronic instruments which drive the entire track along. "No Longer Strangers" changes the dance vibe slightly by using a more trap style along with a piano-led instrumentation. It features excellent vocal delivery and worshipful lyrics reminding us that we are "no longer strangers to your arms/By your grace you have saved us." A more melodic synth sound is heard on "My Heart Is Free" which is very much a radio-friendly pop and dance infused track. This song builds towards a strong instrumental bridge before being stripped back again to an ambient synth sound. 'Open' is a very good pop and electronic influenced record which suggests many new possibilities for where modern worship might head in the future.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 159883
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Vineyard Music VRUKCD35
Items: 1
Release Date: 29 Jan 2016

Dance music-tinged worship from the UK arm of the international church stream.

"Open" is the new studio project from Vineyard Records UK and features brand new songs alongside more familiar Vineyard songs re-imagined. Wonderfully crafted and produced, "Open" features 10 tracks that pulse with a real energy and immediacy. Heaven's door is open.

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For more information about Vineyard UK, check the Vineyard UK 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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