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The Power Of One by Israel Houghton

Cross Rhythms Rating: 10/10
CD: Album
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An eclectic studio set from the worship leader with guests Toby Mac, Tommy Simms and Martin Smith.

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  1. 1. My Name Iz
  2. 2. Everywhere That I Go
  3. 3. Just Wanna Say
  4. 4. Surely Goodness (Featuring Chevelle Franklyn)
  5. 5. The Power Of One (Change The World)
  6. 6. U R Loved
  7. 7. Moving Forward
  8. 8. I Receive
  9. 9. Saved By Grace
  10. 10. Every Prayer (Featuring Mary Mary)
  11. 11. Sing Redemption's Song (Featuring Martin Smith)
  12. 12. Better To Believe (Featuring Tommy Sims)
  13. 13. You Found Me (Featuring TobyMac)
  14. 14. My Tribute Medley- My Tribute - How Great Is Our God - Hidden Track- Saved By Grace Instrumental
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Reviewed by Paul Kerslake

Israel Houghton returns with his seventh album for Integrity and his first as a solo artist since his 'Whisper It Loud' in 1996. 'The Power Of One' is a spectacular progression from the increasingly predictable live worship albums Israel & New Break enjoyed US sales success with and this ambitious set is an inventive fusion of rock, funk, gospel, reggae and pretty much everything in between. Israel rips through the 14 tracks here and sounds like he's having a blast. it's hard to listen to this album without a smile. The lyrical theme flowing through the record (and also illustrated in the accompanying booklet) is that we all have the power to make a difference. It starts with us. "The Power of One" opens with the line "What if it all depended on me, to change the world.let me be the one." There are guest appearances aplenty with something for everyone, Mary Mary and Tommy Simms provide some gospel flavour, Martin Smith does a great vocal on "Sing Redemption's Song" and "You Found Me" has the not inconsiderable presence of Toby Mac with his hybrid rock/rap signature. Central to all of this is Israel's amazing voice. This is not a congregational album, the arrangements and production do not lend themselves to be sung on a Sunday morning. This is an album to be listened to, absorbed and enjoyed. The album flows beautifully from rock out roof down stomps to worshipful, upward focussed ballads. A personal favourite is "Moving Forward", a song that just builds and builds and literally makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. The closing medley "My Tribute" blends Andrae Crouch's "My Tribute" with "How Great Is Our God". I've had it on constant rotation since I got it. This is the sound of an artist at the peak of his talent, this is a great album, a must have and deserves to be recognised as a classic though it will be intriguing to see what the church goers expecting neo-gospel live worship will make of this boldly inventive project.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 77778
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Integrity 000768455128
Items: 1
Release Date: 24 Mar 2009

An eclectic studio set from the worship leader with guests Toby Mac, Tommy Simms and Martin Smith.

After years of creating songs for the church, travelling the world leading worship, winning Grammy awards and developing the New Breed movement, Israel is back with a studio project.

The Power of One features songs of hope, redemption, and revelation. Guests on The Power of One include Toby Mac, Martin Smith and Mary Mary.

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For more information about Israel Houghton, check the Israel Houghton Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by James Morris in UK at 20:50 on Jul 15 2009

I second Paul Kerslake\'s review of Israel Houghton\'s fantastic album. After seeing the artist live at Hillsong London this year, I\'ve been won over to his sound but more importantly to the incredible thread of biblical truths which are weaved seamlessly throughout his output.

This album has a real charm, as well as being way-too-funky for words. From the powerful testimony of U R Loved to the utterly joyous Everywhere I Go, The Power of One is a recording of seriously blessed men and women of God overflowing with infectious praise. Don\'t delay - listen now!

James Morris's rating: 10/10

Posted by Shelly Madison in Cincinnati, OH at 04:22 on Jul 17 2011

Is the moving forward song available in instrumental form? I want to have this song performed at my wedding.

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