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The 500 Series Vol 9 by The 500 Series

Cross Rhythms Rating: 2/10
CD: Album
Tags: MOR / Soft Pop, CD, Worship, Album
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days
Ninth in the series of triple box sets containing 50 songs frequently sung in many churches.

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  1. 2. The Lord Has Led Forth
  2. 3. O For A Thousand Tongues
  3. 4. More Than Oxygen
  4. 5. God Is Our Strength And Refuge
  5. 6. The Crucible For Silver
  6. 7. It Is The Cry Of My Heart (Cry Of My Heart)
  7. 9. Lord Your Put A Tongue In My Mouth
  8. 10. God Of Mercy (Show Mercy)
  9. 11. Jesus Is Greater
  10. 12. Good News Good News To You We Bring
  11. 13. O Lord All The World Belongs To You
  12. 14. I Know A Place
  13. 15. From The Squalor Of A Borrowed Stables (Immanuel)
  14. 16. Lord Make Me An Instrument
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Reviewed by David Street

I consider myself to be a pretty generous chap but I have to say I've really struggled to "look on the bright side" of this one. Why, Kingsway, why? The principle is a simple one, collect together 50 songs sung quite a bit in the UK's churches and put them into a triple box set. Eight volumes later and the "top tunes" are getting a little more difficult to find. There are the occasional more colourful arrangements, Ron Kenoly's "Mourning Into Dancing" adds a bit of sparkle but it's an oasis of creativity amongst a dry and rather bland selection of songs. Even Martin Smith's "History Maker" has had the life and energy sapped and some basic patches and limited instrumentation applied. Pull the songs together by all means Kingsway, but give us the originals, not black and white studio versions of Technicolor classics. '50 Songs The UK Churches Are Singing' is the subtitle of this collection, so perhaps the intention is to reproduce the songs in a simple format that's easier to create in a typical church setting. A studio album will always struggle to move us on past singing songs to a place where we find ourselves captivated and lost in praise and worship of the living God and Vol 9 of the 500 series will never be able to deliver a means to that end. On the other hand, (I told you I was a generous chap), you could use this box set as a resource for background music in church or to familiarise older congregations with some slightly more modern music. To that end I'm sure there's a slot in the church library for this one and I'm told sales of the previous volumes have been good so plenty of church goers disagree and will be glad to add number nine to the series.

Style: MOR / Soft Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 10801
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Kingsway KMCD2546
Release Date: 23 Jul 2004

Ninth in the series of triple box sets containing 50 songs frequently sung in many churches.

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MOR / Soft Pop CD Audio Samples Available

£11.97 £16.99

Songs 301 to 350 in this comprehensive worship collection.

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Another 50-song volume for the Worship Leader's library - does exactly what it says on the tin.

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