Worship Duets

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1-duets-reviewGraham Kendrick
Thank You Music
grahamkendrick.co.uk

What if you were to assemble a CD featuring some of this generation’s most gifted singer/songwriters? What if you added to this, as a continuous thread, one singer/songwriter whose credits include “Shine, Jesus, Shine” and “Knowing You”? You would be listening to the newest project by Graham Kendrick, appropriately called Worship Duets. Worship Duets is a seminal album of stripped down worship (with the exception of two tracks that received a full production overhaul, “The Servant King” with Rend Collective Experiment, and “What Can I Do” with Paul Baloche) featuring an aggregation of instantly recognizable artists who continue to set the standard for worship performance and songwriting. As you begin to listen to Kendrick’s Ringo Starr like vocals you soon hear the hint of another voice in each song. Joining Rend Collective and Paul Baloche as the “accessory” voices are Darlene Zschech, Matt Redman, Michael W. Smith, Martin Smith, Reuben Morgan, and Stewart Townend. The vocals combine to bring about track after track of instant music discovery. Produced by Watermark’s Nathan Nockels, this is an incredible collection for those wanting to listen to a variety of worship’s most well-known voices and enjoy new music brought about by collaboration.

More: The synergistic quality of this collection creates a warmth and authenticity to the worship. This type of project should be emulated by other artists.

Less: The inclusion of a couple more well-known or soon-to-be-well-known worship songs for the church would have added to the allure of the overall project.

Randy Cross
3.5 stars

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