Aug 292011

I love listening and singing along to worship music. So when the chance to review the Women of Faith Worship, Rejoice CD presented itself, I jumped at the chance. I like to have worship music playing as I’m going about my household duties. It reminds me that what I am doing, no matter how menial, I am doing as unto the Lord.

This CD was mediocre in my estimation. There are ten songs on the album and most are good and worshipful. Songs such as Beautiful Redeemer, Glory to God and Great is Thy Faithfulness. However, I did not find that You Brought the Sunshine to even remotely resemble a song of worship (it was more of a song of proclamation and frankly isn’t worshipful at all and personally shouldn’t have been on this album if they are calling it a worship album).

I was also expecting this album to have been recorded live at a Women of Faith event. It wasn’t, it was recorded in a studio. Which is fine, just not what I was totally expecting given the title.

Stylistically, I would have preferred more harmonies and perhaps a group singing instead of one person. I have very low voice for a female and I found it hard at times to sing along on the higher notes. I am the sort of person who has to hear what she is supposed to be singing along with. I can’t just pluck the right part out of thin air.I also couldn’t really tell what song was coming on, even after repeated listening by the music that came on. The songs all had the same basic sound to them and it was hard to differentiate until the lyrics started.

This is a good album, for the most part. Not quite what I was expecting. I was also expecting it to be a bit longer than ten songs.

If you like listening to sopranos sing worship music and don’t care what the music sounds like, this is the album for you. It does have high energy (which I’m sure some may find higher energy music as worshipful, it is a matter of preference). I should warn you that if you are of the non-instrumental tradition, this isn’t the album for you.

I received a copy of the Women of Faith Worship, Rejoice CD from Thomas Nelson as a part of their Book Sneeze program. All opinions are mine and mine alone and no other compensation was received..

  One Response to “Women of Faith, Rejoice CD Review”

  1. We enjoyed the music at the conference and considered purchasing the CD, but decided on books instead. I don’t remember the sunshine song.

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