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Rooftops: The Sound Of Vineyard Youth by Vineyard UK

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, Worship, Live, Vineyard, Pop
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Live worship from the last two years of the National Vineyard Youth Conference.

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  1. 1. Rooftops
  2. 2. Furious
  3. 3. Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing)
  4. 4. Unfailing Love
  5. 5. What Can I Bring
  6. 6. Jesus I Come To You
  7. 7. Forever Changed
  8. 8. Jesus Name
  9. 9. You Rose Up
  10. 10. When I Survey
  11. 11. Fiery Love
  12. 12. Forever Changed (Ardent Al Remix)
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Reviewed by Stella Redburn

Recorded at Vineyard's Dreaming The Impossible (DTI) event, this is a good showcase for the emerging worship leaders being mentored by veteran Vineyard man Dave Miller from Trent Vineyard. Joel Barber (aged 17), Jake Bateson (18) and Beth McNeil (17) all get their moments with a mixture of new songs and fresh arrangements of Vineyard classics. The heavy synth riff, the rock drums, the funky bass line, the acappella break: it's all here and it works well. In an effort to get away from the increasingly stereotypical modern worship sound, many of these tracks have been heavily remixed. Brenton Brown and Brian Doerksen's "Hallelujah" has plenty of energy but the makeover leaves it basically the same plus some weird extra noises and a pointless coda. Same with Jeremy Riddle's "What Can I Bring" here sung beautifully by Beth McNeil but with a kitchen sink full of programmed sounds which I found unnecessary. Having said that, the lyrics are fresh and meaningful, for example, "Forever Changed", a rocking anthem that works well. The song reappears less successfully at the end of the album as a dubstep remix by Ardent Al. "Jesus Name" takes the tempo down a notch with beautiful vocal harmonies, ethereal at first but building in power. The hymn evergreen "When I Survey" is included in a simple arrangement sung slowly without vocal harmony but with driving bass and piano. Not everything works but overall 'Rooftops' captures the energy and excitement of youth worship.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 149977
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Vineyard Music UK VRUKCD30
Release Date: 15 Apr 2014

Live worship from the last two years of the National Vineyard Youth Conference.

DTI (Dreaming The Impossible) is the national Vineyard Youth Conference and this collection of songs captures the energy and excitement that happens when the Vineyard youth meet together at DTI! Featuring new songs written and led by Dave Miller, Trent Vineyard, Nottingham as well as some contemporary arrangements of some Vineyard classics.

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