Godfrey Birtill - R U Ready? Live British Product Audio Samples Available

R U Ready? Live by Godfrey Birtill

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: Live, Worship, CD, Pop, Album
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days
A CD/DVD package recorded in Nashville before an enthusiastic congregation.

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  1. 1. Raise Up Raise Up The Standard
  2. 2. Like A Wild Goose
  3. 3. R U Ready-
  4. 4. The Poor And Needy
  5. 5. Over The Dead Of The Desert (Fertile Ground)
  6. 6. If It Wasn't For The Blood
  7. 7. Come Let Us Seek (Turn Back The Battle)
  8. 8. You Choirs Of New Jerusalem
  9. 9. Jesus The Name High Over All
  10. 10. Why Do You Stand (Carry Me)
  11. 11. The Die Has Been Cast
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The song "R U Ready?" by Godfrey Birtill launched onto an unsuspecting Christian public at the Grapevine Bible Week is the worship music equivalent of Marmite. Many, particularly congregations of a certain age, only have to hear its cod rockabilly rhythms and its chorus of "Are you ready, ready/A ring a ding a ding a ding" to do a sterling imitation of Rock Around The Clock movie extras. Others gag at the cheesiness of the whole thing even though the lyrics, despite that chorus, are in fact an important reminder that we can experience God in the kitchen, living room, pub, park, cinema, etc, etc. The version of the song offered here is the best of the three renditions now on CD and like the other tracks on this CD/DVD package was recorded at Oceanway Studio in Nashville with John Hartley and David Schroeder producing. Like his previous Nashville recorded album 'You're Still God', this offers bright new versions of a number of the prophet/musician's much loved oldies like "If It Wasn't For The Blood", "Why Do You Stand (Carry Me)" and his engaging recasting of Wesley's hymn "Jesus The Name High Over All" while cramming congregations from two Tennessee churches into the studio gives the project plenty of atmosphere and, as is clear from the five songs on the bonus DVD, blessed the throng as well. As we know Godfrey isn't the best of singers, but as a composer of songs showing plenty of prophetic bite he has few equals in the British church.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 48614
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Kingsway Music KMCD2880
Items: 2
Extras: DVD
Release Date: 22 Aug 2008

A CD/DVD package recorded in Nashville before an enthusiastic congregation.

Recorded Live at Ocean Way Studios, Nashville USA.

Songs Include: The Wild Goose, Fertile Ground, Turn Back The Battle, R U Ready?, The Die Has been Cast, Raise Up The Standard, Carry Me, Jesus The Name High Over All, You Choirs of Jerusalem, If it Wasn’t for The Blood, The Poor & Needy.

In this DVD powerful and prophetic lyrics will challenge spiritual mediocrity - encourage us to live and worship passionately in Spirit and Truth. Above all it will remind us that when all around is in despair God is still God.

Includes CBC Praise & Worship Song Of The Year ‘Just One Touch From The King’.


Godfrey is interview by Chris Bowater, as he shares his journey from a Press Photographer to Worship Leader.

Godfrey Birtill & Band - Ring Out Wild BellsGodfrey Birtill & Band - Ring Out Wild Bells
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A new work by Britain's prolific songwriter and worship leader.

For more information about Godfrey Birtill, check the Godfrey Birtill 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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