Hillsong United - Zion Deluxe Edition Audio Samples Available

Zion Deluxe Edition by Hillsong United

Cross Rhythms Rating: 10/10
CD: Album
Tags: Worship, CD, Rock, Album, Top Rated
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The third studio album by the Australian modern worship aggregation.

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  1. 1. Relentless
  2. 2. Up In Arms
  3. 3. Scandal Of Grace
  4. 4. Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
  5. 5. Stay And Wait
  6. 6. Mercy Mercy
  7. 7. Love Is War
  8. 8. Nothing Like Your Love
  9. 9. Zion (Interlude)
  10. 10. Heartbeats
  11. 11. A Million Suns
  12. 12. Tapestry
  13. 13. King Of Heaven
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

One American journalist spelled it out recently. "Over their 15-year history Hillsong United has released a boatload of live albums, most of which sound nearly identical." Hard though it is to say, considering the Australian aggregation's huge contribution to modern worship, their live albums have become extremely formulaic. But now, after a time away from the gruelling touring, Joel Houston and co have returned with this studio set which is a complete overhaul of their musical approach and in doing so have released a peach of an album which fully deserves the honour of being the first number one on Britain's official Christian & Gospel chart. One of the key new elements in the band's revised sound is the addition to the lineup of keyboard player Benjamin "Tenni" Tennikoff whose angular synth lines bring new colourings to their powerhouse rock guitars while the use of acoustic guitar on a song like "Scandal Of Grace" gives the band an unexpected new folk sound. "Scandal Of Grace" movingly sung by Matt Crocker is one of the album's many standouts. Matt sings with joyful passion, "Grace what have you done/Murdered for me on the cross/The scandal of grace/You died in my place/Now my soul will love." "Oceans (Where Feet May Fall)" with its orchestral opening is equally poetic ("Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders/Let me walk upon the waters whenever you would call me"). With an intro as gentle as thistledown it builds to a sweeping climax. Other tracks are more immediate. The opener "Relentless" has synth and bass locked into a nagging riff, "Stay And Wait" has a hint of Coldplay while "Love Is War" offers a dazzling variety of synth sounds. Most important of all, the songs have rich potential to be used in the modern Church's conversations with God. Beautifully packaged, the deluxe version also contains a poster and a DVD which includes a Behind The Scenes Documentary, additional tracks and remixes. To end this review like I began, with a quote from an American journo, "The grandeur, depth, unabashed awe, hope, emotionally and theologically rich worship at the heart of this album is simply beautiful."

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 132308
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Hillsong Music HMACD276
Items: 2
Release Date: 25 Feb 2013

The third studio album by the Australian modern worship aggregation.

Brand new studio recording from best selling modern worship band Hillsong United.

Two disc deluxe set in special packaging with lenticular sleeve, double size booklet and two-sided poster.

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Posted by Benjamin Hernandez at 18:55 on Oct 5 2013

Estas Alabanzas son hermosas para mi vida, que me llenan el corazon. Dios Bendiga a Hillsong... :)

Posted by takudzwa nyasha in zimbabwe at 07:43 on Jun 21 2014

the album is really awesome i love it!!!

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