There have been so many Christmas albums and an overwhelming number of Christmas songs written (over 90,000) that there must have been a few that were worth listening to every holiday season that you may have missed! Well, we’re here to help.
“Gloria” is a beautiful and moving collection of Christmas songs produced by Rocketown Records in September 2004. The album features a variety of talented artists, including Amy Grant, Ginny Owens, and Michael W. Smith, all of whom deliver heartfelt and powerful performances. The songs on “Gloria” are a mix of original and some classics, and they capture the true spirit of the Christmas season.
The album opens with the upbeat and joyful Sing Gloria, which sets the tone for the rest of the album.
Other highlights include the powerful and moving God Is With Us and the tender and heartfelt Welcome to Our World.
“Gloria” is a must-have album for anyone who loves Christmas music. It is a collection of songs that will stay with you long after the holiday season is over.
Here are the tracks, artists, and songwriters from the album “Gloria” produced by Rocketown Records released in September of 2004:
- Sing Gloria – Ginny Owens and Charlie Peacock
- God Is With Us – Amy Grant
- Welcome to Our World – Wayne Kirkpatrick
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – Christy Nockels
- Prepare a Place – Michael W. Smith and Christine Dente
- O Come, All Ye Faithful – Shaun Groves and George Rowe
- Love Came Just in Time – Taylor Sorensen and Alathea
- Follow that Star – Cindy Morgan
- Christmas Kind of Feeling – Christine Dente
- Go, Tell it on the Mountain – Ginny Owens
A Review From Worship Leader Magazine, November/December 2004
Album Review: Gloria
It’s common practice, given the time it takes to package and market any music product, for most holiday albums to be recorded in mid-summer. However, Gloria, an exemplary Yuletide gift from an A-list assemblage of new and established artists, was recorded in the depths of winter at producer Charlie Peacock’s Nashville studio.
Gloria is a glorious Christmas feast built around the Advent theme: awaiting Christ’s return just as, 2000 years ago, creation awaited His arrival. It’s a sentiment eloquently summed up on tracks such as the Chris Rice original Welcome To Our World and the Christine Dente and Smitty collaboration, Prepare a Place, as well as in such perennials as O Come, O Come Emmanuel, sung by Christy Nockels, and the Ginny Owens rendition of Go Tell It On The Mountain.
Gloria is a Christmas album that resonates twelve months a year.
WL TAKEAWAY: Rocketown and its artists give worship leaders new and fresh worship material for Christmas, get this CD today and you are sure to use it in the development of your upcoming holiday services.
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