Once again, Michael has lifted us to the throne room to deliver praise. And he still does a great job of it.
Like the previous two, this CD is a recording of a live worship event that Michael led. There are two differences from the previous releases. There are no studio tracks, here. More importantly, Michael wrote about half the song on here. A few originally appeared on his last couple of studio releases, but they fit right in here.
Of the familiar songs, I really am thrilled to get "Mighty to Save" a song I learned this summer. And I can't get enough copies of "Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)." Michael has arranged the classic hymn "I Surrender All" to switch from English to Spanish, which is kind of cool.
And that's another thing that sets this CD apart. Several friends show up to help with the songs. Caolo Zamorano does the Spanish singing I just discussed. Israel Houghton does a duet on the gospel flavored "Help is on the Way" that he co-wrote. Finally, the African Children's Choir back up Michael on two songs, both with a fun African flavor.
My one complaint is the same one I've had with his other Worship projects. At times, he just takes a few lines and repeats them. If I am paying close attention to the disc, that gets annoying. Fortunately, most of the time I tune it out at that point and come back for the next song.
If you were a fan of Michael's previous worship oriented releases, you'll enjoy having this one in your collection as well.