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Facedown - Matt Redman
on 10 June 2004
Worship albums of top quality production that still manage to keep a sense of a sincere and humble response to God are very hard to find. That is the unique selling point for Facedown. In the album you'll find that response to God is its soul aim, and that the top quality sound just comes as a result of a group of worshippers getting together who happen to be very technically and musically gifted.
This is an album of genuine live worship that comes across very well through a cd player, and that alone might be enough for a 4-star rating. It is the song writing that takes it up to the 5 stars and I would question the opinion that they all sound the same. It is the same band on the same evening so there is bound to be some continuity in the music and in the themes, but for me this only adds to the authenticity of the album. Each song has fresh ideas in the lyrics and in the music, this a trademark of Matt Redman, and as usual this will be a lead for others to follow.
This is definately Matt Redman at his best and his talents are complemented by a very gifted backing band that features John Ellis of 'tree63' on electric guitars.
This is the best worship album that I own.