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Artist: Various Artists
Label: Rocketown Records (2003)
Length: 14 Tracks (55:33 minutes)
In light of the masterful
1998 Rocketown Records multi-artist Exodus project, together with Michael
W. Smith's similarly lauded Worship album from 2001, expectations for Hallelujahs,
a 14-song, praise-oriented compilation featuring members of Smith's own
Rocketown Records roster, are likely to run understandably high.
Given that the collection's 11 previously-released tracks draw from an
artistic stable which boasts 23 Number One songs, nearly 40 Dove Award
nominations and some 2.5 million units sold, it comes as little surprise
that the anthology delivers no short supply of appealing, well-written
material. Watermark's "Gloria" offers an up-close look at Nathan
and Christy Nockels' infectious, rock-solid pop sensibility. Ronnie
Freeman's "Come to the River" is, at once, reverential and expansive.
And the wonderfully understated "Grace, Mercy and Peace" serves as the
perfect vehicle for Christine Dente's magnificently lilting and ethereal
Bert Gangl 7/21/2003