Revival In Belfast by Robin Mark
- 1. Garments Of Praise
- 2. Shout To The North
- 3. Revival
- 4. You're The Lion Of Judah
- 5. With All Faith
- 6. How Great Are You Lord
- 7. There Is No Other Name
- 8. Jesus, All For Jesus
- 9. When It's All Said And Done
- 10. Be Unto Your Name
- 11. Days Of Elijah
Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
It'll be safe to say that Ireland is the happening place when it comes to worship music, with Mandate and FocusFesi the latest evidence of the move of the Spirit that's been propelling all sorts of people to get involved in not just praising the Lord, but actively seeking reconciliation. In the forefront of proceedings, Robin Mark, composer of several songs that have become Christian music anthems: "Lion Of Judah", "Revival", "Jesus, All For Jesus", "Days Of Elijah", are all here, but those of you with these in your collections already, fret not. On this live recording, they are all given the Celtic treatment; "Lion Of Judah", for example, has a whistle and bodhran interlude, extending it to a joyous six minutes, and "Revival" begins with an ambient soundscape, then after a vocal obbligato from Robin using prophetic Old Testament words, the beat kicks in after three minutes or so, and the familiar melody and words drive along for another seven minutes in a soaring anthem of joy. The old Cutting Edge/D? track "Shout To The North" is another highlight, along with "There Is No Other Name", which gets Uillean pipes, djembe and loads of passion, and "How Great Are You Lord", a beautifully simple worship song that deserves to be sung the length and breadth of Christendom. The Integrity expertise and production flair combine with the sheer vocal quality and anointing of all concerned to turn out an album that has truly blessed me every time I've listened.
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 1481
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Hosanna 000768140628
Release Date: 08 Oct 1999
The blend of uilleann pipes, pennywhistle and a multi-national worship band create a powerful backdrop for the intensely honest songs of Robin Mark (author of 'Days Of Elijah') that have become well known throughout Ireland.
Fifth studio album from the acclaimed Irish troubadour.