Salvation Army - The Present Age: Gospel Arts Concert 2007 British Product DVD

The Present Age: Gospel Arts Concert 2007 by Salvation Army

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
DVD: Music video
Tags: DVD, Brass Band, Music video
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-10 days
CD/DVD Dual Disc of annual Salvation Army concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Reviewed by David Faulkner

This recording features all you would expect of the Salvation Army, plus some contemporary touches. In the former category, meet the International Staff Band and Songsters, the United Youth Choruses and teenage rising star of the cornet and trumpet Philip Cobb (reviewed elsewhere on this site). In the contemporary box, we have dancer Karen Telfer, dramatist Liam Parker and rock band Electralyte. Most of the music has a traditional Salvationist tone, often taking modern material and reworking it into typical SA medleys. Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, Israel Houghton and others get this treatment. Even Electralyte get ISB backing. And that is the general theme: the baptism of contemporary music into tried and trusted Sally Army forms. It's meticulous and classy, but the DVD is not quite to the standard of the music. Visual quality is average, titling looks like it's been done on a home PC and every chapter fades to black at the end, rather than being edited/mixed smoothly. This release is one for committed lovers of SA music and those looking to dip their toes in.

Style: Brass Band
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 42219
Product Format: DVD
Content Type: Music video
Cat. Code: Salvationist Publishing & Supp 26031
Items: 2
Extras: CD
Video Encoding: PAL (Please Note: PAL DVDs do not play on non-UK/European equipment.)
Release Date: 2007

CD/DVD Dual Disc of annual Salvation Army concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

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