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Unshackled: Keswick Praise 2007 by Keswick

Cross Rhythms Rating: 5/10
CD: Album
Tags: MOR / Soft Pop, Worship, CD, Album, Live
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Live worship from the annual event with, amongst others, worship leader Stuart Townend.

Condition: Used - Very Good

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  1. 1. Praise To The Lord
  2. 2. Everlasting God
  3. 3. I Stand In Awe
  4. 4. Grace Unmeasured
  5. 5. Oh To See The Dawn
  6. 6. Accross The Lands
  7. 7. Almighty God
  8. 8. O Church Arise
  9. 9. In Christ Alone
  10. 10. See What A Morning
  11. 11. Sing To The Lord
  12. 12. I Stand Amazed
  13. 13. I Will Sing The Wondrous Story
  14. 14. Immanuel
  15. 15. There Is A Day
  16. 16. The Father's Song
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5/10

Reviewed by Paul Knab

The long running series of live worship albums emanating from the annual Keswick events feature a mix of traditional and modern hymns with some more recent contemporary songs thrown in. However, 'Unshackled' is hardly how I feel listening to the renditions of more recent compositions, such as Brenton Brown's "Everlasting God" and Tim Hughes' "Almighty God". The delivery of these songs by the worship leaders concerned left me feeling chained up. The saving grace of this album is Stuart Townend and the band whose unmistakable sound bring resounding memories of the great Stoneleigh live worship albums. Stuart is accompanied by Lou Fellingham, with her spine tingling lead of "There Is A Day", which for me is the high point of the album. Other stirring songs include the Townend classics "In Christ Alone" and "See The Morning". Also, there is some beautiful piano playing, particularly on "The Fathers Song". But on the whole, 'Unshackled' is a pretty tepid affair.

Style: MOR / Soft Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 27745
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: ICC ICC1079D
Items: 1
Release Date: 10 Oct 2007

Live worship from the annual event with, amongst others, worship leader Stuart Townend.

Live Worship lifted to heaven from Keswick 2007. Join thousands as they raise their voices to God, mixing the traditional and modern with the powerful congregational feel that makes Keswick so special.

UNSHACKLED WILL INCLUDE WORSHIP LEAD BY STUART TOWNEND as well as other popular Keswick Worship Leaders.

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Live worship from Keswick featuring Keith and Kristyn Getty, Steve James and Stuart Townend.

For more information about Keswick, check the Keswick Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by Stevie B in Southport at 23:04 on Mar 19 2008

Interesting to read the "official" CR review, esp the contradiction as S Townend and Phatfish sand "Strength will rise"! Having been at Kes, I was disappointed in the quality of some recordings, and what was missed out. On the CD, the "other" (non Stu T & Lou F) band actually sound better! I think maybe they had trouble recording ST's band?
On the "minus" side, the CD's "layout" is not optimal, as after song no. 11, we have 5 "slow" songs, mostly with several verses all the same style, and it makes me want to stop listening at that point! There's an awful out-of-tune top note in "The power of the cross" - why didn't they correct that in the studio? And why not put the "full-on" version of "The power of the cross" that we sang in week 3 (which was really moving at the time) on the CD, rather than the "arty" version?
My favourite tracks are "Strength will rise", "O church arise", and "Sing to the Lord". I don't know why they repeat some songs on the CD year after year!!
Overall a nice mix, and better than the previous couple of years' offerings.

Stevie B's rating: 6/10


Posted by Michael in Newcastle upon Tyne at 23:58 on May 10 2008

This album is pretty awful. Too much congregation, and plodding production. The only good thing is the Stuart Townend/Lou Fellingham/Phatfish tracks dotted on the recording, but even they have been ruined by an overcrowded sound of thousands of people who really just aren't going as all out for God as they could (i.e. Everlasting God). There Is A Day is a fantastic live song, and the version on here is just about as good as it gets but again, better produced Lou Fellingham There Is A Day's (of which there are many, The Father's Embrace, In Christ Alone, Worship At The Abbey, Spring Harvest Live 2003) are available out there. Not necessarily down to Lou, but the production, recording and general making of this album. It's so not worth the money. For a true, vibrant live worship album try Newfrontiers for 20s + and Soul Survivor for the teens!















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