Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christa Wells & Nicole Witt - Image of God 2011 English Christian Album

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Image of God is the latest American Christian Worship album released by American Christian Indie / Pop artist Christa Wells with her friend Nicole Witt. This album was released on December 27, 2011 and released under Independent Label.


Album Details ::

Album :: Image of God

Artist :: Christa Wells & Nicole Witt

Release Date :: December 20, 2011

Genre :: Worship

Label ::
Independent

Location :: Raleigh, NC, USA



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Biography ::
“All the words, they are my fingers on a face, Oh, the words, looking for patterns in the shapes
You’re so good to be a witness to my sounds, Trying to frame the clouds…”

... Hello, friends, listeners, passers-by…THANKS for taking the time to stop by. Whether you’re here because of one particular song or because someone sent you, or because you are a long-time listener, thank you. Without you, the songs would be like trees falling in an empty wood…it happened, but no one was there to say so.

For me, music was the first thing in life I just felt great doing. Later, when I discovered songwriting in high school, it was—admittedly--about self-expression. Cheap therapy. Now, it's many things. Fun. Expression…yes, there is me in there. But more to the point—I hope—my heart is in the attempt to articulate the elusive things of life. Common things. Extraordinary experiences. What we can touch and what we can only wonder about. Questions. I have so many questions.

I have wondered at times what room there is for me in the village of musicians…surely, everything that needs to be said has already been written and sung. Surely, others with greater technical skills are out there doing it. But the past few years have taught me that all of that really doesn’t matter, because we all really need each other to continue telling the stories and speaking truth from our unique vantage points.

There is only one me.
And only one you.

And you and I need each other to write and sing and paint and speak and build and…
So I am so happy you’re here, and do hope you’ll come often and stay awhile...

Extended Bio (for the super curious):
Christa wrote her first full-length song at the age of 15, but showed her interest in music when she was about one year old when she hummed the alphabet song in pretty good tune. Which pleased her mother very much. A few years ago she came across her very first recording: a cassette tape with her seven-year-old voice creating melody lines for nursery rhymes she’d found on the pages of a Mother Goose book. Like the GarageBand recordings she puts together today, they were simply produced but conveyed the essence of an artistic spirit, expressing life in lyrics and melody.

Few things are more satisfying to Christa than sifting words into phrases and pairing them with music so that ideas and emotions become common places among listeners. After years of playing piano and singing in church and school music programs, she finally attempted to write her own music and was thrilled to discover a creative outlet that was truly compelling for her. Her method was untrained and totally her own when she arrived at Anderson University, Indiana, in the fall of 1991, where she took English literature and music classes, including Gloria Gaither’s songwriting course, which contributed to a more solid understanding of the writing process.

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Throughout those years, Christa wrote her own music while singing back-up for others and performing other writers’ music in a band called Same Rain, which she and some college friends had formed together. She then married fellow Anderson alum Toby Wells and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, eventually leaving Same Rain and heading east to Raleigh, North Carolina. But under the influence of gifted writers such as Natalie Merchant, Over the Rhine, Patty Griffin, and Sheryl Crow, she was unable to resist the pull of her grandmother’s old piano in the living room and continued to build her own catalog of original songs.

In the fall of 1999, a conversation with a successful songwriter in Nashville led her to the decision to focus on songwriting rather than performance and make that her vocational aim. She began co-writing with her sister, Mandy Rogers, and with Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (Plumb), hoping to expand her skills and find a publisher who would see the potential in her songs and represent her in the industry. Providentially, in autumn 2001, her friend Jeremy Lee of FlatRock Management, began to talk with her about his vision for some of her songs. Jeremy was ready to champion her songs within the Nashville music community, despite Christa’s geographical distance.

With Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (Plumb), Christa co-wrote two songs ("Real" and "Go") for Plumb’s album, Beautiful Lumps of Coal, as well as “Day by Day” which was a number one single released by Point of Grace on their album “24.” “Real” was the first single released from Plumb’s album. In 2006, Christa was recognized for her song “Held,” released by Natalie Grant on her “Awakening” album, and named Songwriter of the Year by the Gospel Music Association. Other songs include “Me” co-written with Plumb for her lullabies album, “Bring It All Together,” co-written with writer/producer Shaun Shankel and “Our Hope Endures,” co-written and recorded by Natalie Grant (an upcoming single from the album Relentless).

In addition to writing for signed artists, Christa and her sister, Mandy Rogers, independently released a full-length album of original music in 2006 entitled “A Rogers/Wells Project: so much to tell you.” The project, which includes Christa’s recorded version of “Held,” has opened doors for the sisters to perform their own music and share the stories behind the songs. In the last two years, they have performed together and individually in several states, as well as other venues such as Studio B television broadcast and a sold-out round at the infamous Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2007, Christa was involved with an effort to raise funds to benefit military families through AFF (Armed Forces Foundation). Her song “Before the Tree Comes Down”, a tender tribute to our servicemen and women and their families, spawned the idea for Hope Christmas Ball in Raleigh, North Carolina, and to contribute to the cause, Christa produced a Christmas EP to be given to donors of the event. Lisa McClowry, Chicago-based singer and songwriter, also recorded “Before the Tree Comes Down” and released it worldwide online, with proceeds donated to AFF.

At this time, Christa lives with her family in North Carolina, writing and sharing her music locally, as well as traveling to Nashville periodically to write and record. She is also committed to ongoing work with Masterpiece Ministries based out of Lebanon, Tennessee--whose mission is to provide summer camps for young artists, encouraging them toward excellence and Christ-centered living. In January 2009, Christa will record her first solo project, which will feature collaborative performances with other talented Nashville artists.

Her favorite color is gold, her favorite food is Thai, and she is usually reading four books at a time.

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Tracklisting ::

01. Image of God feat. Nicole Witt
02. Set Free feat. Nicole Witt
03. Dawn of Grace feat. Nicole Witt
04. Lay Us Low feat. Nicole Witt
05. Pray feat. Nicole Witt


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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Petra - Back to the Rock Live 2011 DVD Rip English Christian Album

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Back to the Rock Live DVD Rip is the latest American Christian Classical Rock Live video album released by American Christian Classical Rock band Petra. This album was released on September 20, 2011 and released under the label Abbey Road Studios.


Album Details ::

Album :: Back to the Rock Live

Artist :: Petra

Release Date :: September 20, 2011

Genre :: Classical Rock

Label :: Abbey Road Studios


Location :: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA



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History ::
Petra is a music group regarded as a pioneer of the Christian rock and contemporary Christian music genres. Formed in 1972, the band took its name from the Greek word for "rock". Though formally disbanding in 2006, incarnations of Petra have played reunion shows in the years since and released an album in November 2010.

With a style initially similar to The Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Petra's sound evolved into a more energetic, driving rock sound in the early 1980s akin to Foreigner, Styx and Journey. Throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s, Petra was undoubtedly the world's most popular Christian rock band, with each of its albums during that period selling hundreds of thousands of copies while the band sold out arenas and regularly placed songs at the top of Christian radio charts. With its lyrics, music and style, Petra influenced numerous other artists at a time when Christian rock experienced strong opposition from many conservative pastors and churches.

In more than three decades, the band experienced numerous lineup changes yet released 20 studio albums, as well as three Spanish-language and two live albums, selling nearly 10 million copies while being nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, winning four, and winning 10 Dove Awards. Its biggest hit, "The Coloring Song", reached the top position on three Christian radio charts simultaneously, and at its peak, the band's tours rivaled Amy Grant's in popularity among Christian audiences. Petra was the first rock band inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the first Christian band whose memorabilia was included in the Hard Rock Cafe restaurant chain.

The band announced its retirement in 2005, launching a farewell tour that was recorded for release on CD and DVD. Petra's 33-year career ended with a performance in the early hours of January 1, 2006. Band members subsequently reunited for concerts in 2007 and 2010. In November 2010, a resurrected form of the band's mid-1980s lineup, using the name Classic Petra, released a CD titled Back to the Rock featuring new material and re-recordings of hits from that era. The band released a companion live CD and DVD in 2011.

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Band Members ::
  • Bob Hartman
  • Mark Kelly
  • John Lawry
  • Greg X. Volz
  • Louie Weaver
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Tracklisting ::

01. Bema Seat
02. Clean
03. Angel Of Light
04. Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows
05. Godpleaser
06. Second Wind
07. More Power To Ya
08. Let Everything That Hath Breath
09. Grave Robber
10. Adonai
11. Back To The Rock
12. Too Big To Fail


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Monday, December 26, 2011

Exodus Movement - From The Depths 2011 English Hip Hop Worship Album

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From The Depths is the latest American Christian Hip Hop album released by American Christian Hip Hop band Exodus Movement. This album was released on December 20, 2011 and released under the Unsigned label.


Album Details ::

Album :: From the Depths

Artist :: Exodus Movement

Release Date :: December 20, 2011

Genre :: Hip Hop Worship

Label :: Unsigned


Location :: Oklahoma City, USA




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History ::
The Exodus Movement is an authentic, holy hip-hop group that is determined to make a positive impact for the kingdom of God. Hailing from the streets of Oklahoma City, this group is leading people out of bondage and into the freedom of God’s Word through Holy Hip Hop.

Throughout their ten years of ministry, Exodus Movement has released five albums: Let My People Go, 2002; Street Testaments: Compil...ation Album, 2004; Broken Tablets, 2005; Vocab: The Final Chapter, 2006; and Broken Tablets: The Rebirth, 2009. Songs such as “Boyz in Da Hood,” “Everybody Needs Jesus,” and “All My Life,” have generated buzz and acclaim all over the world. “All My Life,” which encourages listeners to move past negative labels spoken over them and move into God’s purpose, is currently in rotation on the Gospel Music Channel along with “Front Line” and “Hip Hop.” A highly anticipated 6th album; “reDEFINITION” will be released March 1st, 2011.

A divine connection brought the group members together in 2000. They met at an after party after a Gospel Gangstaz concert. Lapo and HD were speaking to Vocab & Apocalyptic in a parking lot and mentioned that they rapped together. Vocab’s response was, “we rap too.” After exchanging information in the parking lot, a few weeks later Exodus was born. Kadence came on board later after being asked to be the group’s producer.


Exodus soon began rapping about their real life experiences, such as growing up on the streets, living in fatherless homes, conquering materialism, and winning souls. The group has performed before thousands at venues such as the Holy Hip Hop Awards, The Oklahoma City Arts Festival, People’s Church, Oklahoma City, OK; fastest-growing church in 2010, Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois; 3rd largest church in America, Life Church, NW OKC, OK and The Dream Center in Peoria, Illinois. Exodus has collaborated with gospel artists such as Cam, Sean Johnson, Lil Raskull aka RAS, and Dre Murray. They have shared the same stage with artists: Lecrae, KJ-52, Deepspace5, GRITS, Out of Eden, Holy South, Cam, R&B Singer Houston, Jabee, LA Symphony, NuWine, Lil Raskull, 4th Soil, Secta 7, Stikk, John Reuben, Pettidee, Polo, and Nitro. Artists that have influenced the musical sound of Exodus Movement include, Prime Minister, D.C.P., NuWine, Lil Raskull aka RAS, L.G. Wise, Antonious, and many more artists.


The group suffered a crushing blow when beloved member, Vocab, passed away from cancer in 2006. Vocab’s death caused the group to take a year hiatus, which drew the group closer together. The group changed its name to Exodus Movement after receiving inspiring words about the group’s potential from Vocab before he passed away.


The talent and hard work of Exodus Movement has not gone unrecognized. One of the group members, Kadence, was nominated for a Dove Award for producing a beat on the song, “Go Hard” by Lecrae in 2009. Exodus Movement was nominated for the 2010 En Sound Music Award, which is presented by DaSouth.com.


Neo-Soul Gospel Artist, Sean C. Johnson, summed up Exodus Movement’s purpose best when he said, “Exodus is a group that, true to its name, is leading a departure from the normal approach to ministry. Without compromise, they take God’s word and make it applicable to a generation that’s in dire need of saving.”


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Band Members ::
  • Lapo - Isaac Onaolapo
  • Apocalyptic - Robbie Carpentar
  • HD - Hurtis Deveroux

Exodus Movement - From The Depths 2011 Tracks and lyricsExodus Movement - From The Depths 2011 Tracks and lyrics
Tracklisting ::

01.Mighty to Save
02.I Need You
03.Where You Go I Go
04.Jar of Hearts
05.How Great is Your Love
06.I Will Worship You
07.Lift Me Up

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Dubstep - Christian Dubstep 2011 English Christian Album

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Christian Dubstep is the latest Christian Gospel album released by American Christian Electronic Gospel band Dubstep. This album was released August 27, 2011 and released under Words of Wisdom Records.


Album Details ::

Album :: Christian Dubstep

Artist :: Dubstep

Release Date :: August 27, 2011

Genre :: Gospel, Contemporary Christian Music

Label ::
Words of Wisdom Records

Location :: USA



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History ::
Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in south London, England. Its overall sound has been described as "tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals".

The earliest dubstep releases date back to 1998 and were darker, more experimental, instrumental dub remixes of 2-step garage tracks attempting to incorporate the funky elements of breakbeat, or the dark elements of drum and bass into 2-step, which featured B-sides of single releases. In 2001, this and other strains of dark garage music began to be showcased and promoted at London's night club Plastic People, at the "Forward" night (sometimes stylized as FWD>>), which went on to be considerably influential to the development of dubstep. The term "dubstep" in reference to a genre of music began to be used by around 2002, by which time stylistic trends used in creating these remixes started to become more noticeable and distinct from 2-step and grime. It was labels Big Apple, Amunition and Tempa that began circulating the "dubstep" term.

A very early supporter of the sound was BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who started playing it from 2003 onwards. In 2004, the last year of his show, his listeners voted Distance, Digital Mystikz and Plastician (formerly Plasticman) in their top 50 for the year. Dubstep started to spread beyond small local scenes in late 2005 and early 2006; many websites devoted to the genre appeared on the internet and aided the growth of the scene, such as dubstepforum, the download site Barefiles and blogs such as gutterbreakz. Simultaneously, the genre was receiving extensive coverage in music magazines such as The Wire and online publications such as Pitchfork Media, with a regular feature entitled The Month In: Grime/Dubstep. Interest in dubstep grew significantly after BBC Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs started championing the genre, beginning with a show devoted to it (entitled "Dubstep Warz") in January 2006.

Dubstep - Christian Dubstep 2011 Tracks and lyricsDubstep - Christian Dubstep 2011 Tracks and lyrics
Tracklisting ::

01. East To West
02. Everything You Ever Wanted
03. All For Him
04. Forgive Me
05. Take My Hand
06. God Gave Me
07. History Maker
08. Through The Desert
09. How Great Is Our God
10. I’ll Take You Back
11. Must Have Done Something Right
12. O Praise Him
13. Strong Tower
14. Tears of The Saints
15. The Seeker

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dr.P. SATISH KUMAR - Neevunte Chaalunaya Telugu Christian Album Download

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Neevunte Chaalunaya is the latest Telugu Christian album released by the Founder of Kalvari Mission, Kalvari Swaram, Famous gospel speaker, singer, Bro. P. Satish Kumar.


Album Details ::

Album :: Neevunte Chaalunaya

Artist :: Dr. P. Sathish Kumar


Genre :: Christian Melodies


Label :: Calvary Media

Location :: Calvary Media, Andhra Pradesh, India.



History ::

Calvary Mission is a company of a few God’s people in search for the answer to the question, "How can I give myself to God ?".

Having seen a vision of Christ and the world for which He died yet but a little more than half evangelized and realizing the emergency of the hour, we go forward in the ministry of reaching the unreached and bringing revival to churches.

Dr.P.Satish Kumar, a powerful GOD's word preacher , started his pastorial services with 25 members and amazingly HE is using Satish Kumar in an representative direction in Hyderabad and through his Television programs. Be blessed by being a partner with Calvary Temple.


Tracklisting ::

01. Introduction 
02. Brathakaalani unna
03. Ee tharam
04. Entha Manchi vaadavu
05. Idi Nyayamaa
06. Manninchuma
07. Nee Mandiramey
08. Ninnu Choosey Kannulu
09. Rajulaku Raajuvu
10. Yehovanu Sannuthinchedam


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Joy to the World - 20 jingling Christmas Carols Download

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Joy to the World is one of the best English Christmas songs collection of about 20 jingling carols. Music and concept is by Jawahar Wattal and this album was released in the market through Tips Music.


Album Details ::

Album :: Joy to the World

Artist :: Various Artists

Release Date :: 1999

Genre :: Christmas, Gospel, Rock

Label ::
Tips Music

Location :: All over the World



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Tracklisting ::

1. We wish you a Merry Christmas
2. Santa Claus is coming to town
3. Jingle Bell Rock
4. I saw mummy kissing Santa Claus
5. Rudolph the red nosed Reindeer
6. The First Noel
7. Feliz Navidad
8. Joy to the World
9. Jingle Bells
10. Last Christmas
11. X'Mas Tree
12. X'Mas Song
13. White Christmas
14. Twinkle Twinkle Little me
15. Silver Bells
16. I'll be Home for X'Mas
17. Blue Christmas
18. Silent Night
19. When a Child is born
20. Christmas Every day


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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Various Artists - EPop Christmas 2011 English Christmas Album

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E Pop Christmas (A Holy Christmas Party Night) is the latest Christian Christmas Album Songs collected and sung by Various Artists all over the world. This album was released on November 21, 2011 and released under various label.


Album Details ::

Album :: E PoP Christmas

Artist :: Various Artists

Release Date :: November 21, 2011

Genre :: Pop, CCM, Christmas, Gospel

Label ::
Various labels

Location :: All over the World



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Tracklisting ::

01. O Holy Night Christmas Medley
02. Silent Night: Light of the World Edition
03. What Do You Think About Christmas?
04. Joy To the World
05. Away In a Manger
06. Jingle Bells
07. Christmas Time
08. Winter Wonderland
09. Silent Night: New Year Edition
10. What Child Is This?
11. More Than A King
12. Little Drummer Boy
13. O Little Town of Bethlehem
14. O Come O Come Emmanuel
15. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
16. Beautiful Star
17. Hope Is Here: Joy to the World Edition
18. Wonderful Christmas
19. This Night
20. My Christmas Prayer
21. Beautiful Jesus (Acoustic)
22. Part of Heaven
23. Mary’s Baby
24. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
25. Rejoice


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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Various Artists - WoW Christmas 2011 English Christian Christmas Album

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WOW Christmas is the latest Contemporary Christian Music Compilation series collected by Various Artists all over the world. This album was released on September 27, 2011 and released under the label Word Records.


Album Details ::

Album :: WOW Christmas

Artist :: Various Artists

Release Date :: September 27, 2011

Genre :: Pop, CCM, Christmas

Label ::
Word Records

Location :: Nashville, TN, USA



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History ::
"WOW" is a series of annual compilation albums featuring contemporary Christian music. Originally simply called "WOW" immediately followed by the coming year, a change to "WOW Hits" followed by the coming year was made when the "WOW" brand was extended to include the additional collections mentioned below. The WOW franchise represents the most successful collections of Christian music ever issued.

Released in late 1995, "WOW 1996" was the first in the WOW series and the first recording put together by the three major Christian record companies of the time: Word Records (now Word Entertainment), Sparrow Records (now part of EMI Christian Music Group), and Reunion Records (now part of Sony's Provident Label Group). Still today, after each submitting label agrees to a reduced master royalty, the final decision on the tracks to be included is made by committee. Production, marketing, and distribution for the "WOW Hits" series is handled by EMI Christian Music Group.

Comprising songs submitted by each partner label, the annual "WOW Hits" releases have typically been double CD sets. Beginning in 2008, however, "WOW" began releasing separate single-disc collections spread throughout each year, rather than a two-disc collection toward the end of each year. In addition to "WOW Hits," which focuses on the most popular pop and pop-rock music, plans call for edgier single-disc "WOW Rock Hits" and "WOW Pop Hits" collections released twice a year.

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Tracklisting ::

CD 1 :
01. Joy To The World - Casting Crowns
02. Christmas This Year (Feat. Leigh Nash) - Toby Mac
03. O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Steven Curtis Chapman
04. You're Here - Francesca Battistelli
05. The Night Before Christmas - Brandon Heath
06. Born In Bethlehem - Third Day
07. Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground) - Chris Tomlin
08. Deck The Halls - Tenth Avenue North
09. Joseph's Lullaby - MercyMe
10. Come Now Our King - Chris August
11. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Album) - Natalie Grant
12. The First Noel - David Crowder*Band
13. Silent Night (Unexpected Gifts Album Version) - Sanctus Real
14. Angels We Have Heard On High - Mandisa
15. When Love Was Born - Mark Schultz
16. What Child Is This - Building 429

CD 2 :
01. Jingle Bell Rock - Newsboys
02. O Come All Ye Faithful - Jeremy Camp
03. Hark The Herald Angels Sing - Matt Maher
04. Go Tell It On The Mountain (Single Version) - NeedToBreathe
05. I Need A Silent Night - Amy Grant
06. One Last Christmas - Matthew West
07. O Holy Night - Kerrie Roberts
08. Hope Was Born This Night - Sidewalk Prophets
09. Mary Did You Know - Kutless
10. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Big Daddy Weave
11. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - BarlowGirl
12. Last Christmas - Britt Nicole
13. Little Drummer Boy - Point Of Grace
14. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear - Jars Of Clay
15. Gloria - Michael W. Smith
16. Winter Snow - Audrey Assad

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Apologetix - Wise Up and Rock 2011 English Christian Album

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Wise Up and Rock is the 14th Studio album and 19th overall album released by American Christian Rock, Comedy Rock, Parody band Apologetix. This album was released on October 29, 2011 and released under the label Parodudes.


Album Details ::

Album :: Wise Up and Rock

Artist :: Apologetix

Release Date :: October 29, 2011

Genre :: Rock, Parody

Label :: Parodudes

Location :: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


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History ::
ApologetiX played its first concert in March 1992, and had played about 1300 concerts by the end of 2010. The band tours nationwide and has played in all 50 U.S. states (plus Canada) at one time or another, including 40 states in 2009 alone and 37 states in 2010

ApologetiX released its 18th CD, "Soundproof," in November 2010, followed by 11 compilation CDs (The ApologetiX Classics series) in Dec...ember 2010.

The band has a simple mission – to reach the lost and teach the rest – and takes its name from the word "apologetics," meaning the defense of the Christian faith.

ApologetiX may be the only band to be featured on the radio shows of both Billy Graham and Howard Stern, and both The 700 Club and The Dr. Demento Show. Strange but true ... just like our parodies.

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Band Members ::
  • J. Jackson - Lead Vocals, Lyrics,
  • Keith Haynie - Bass, Vocals
  • Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner - Drums, Vocals
  • Tom Milnes - Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Tom Tincha - Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Todd Waites - Keyboards, Vocals
  • Bill Hubauer - Keyboards, Guitar, Fiddle, Vocals, and Production

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Tracklisting ::

01. Working for the Weakened
02. Your Lunch
03. Keep Your Ham to Yourself
04. Don't Stop Till Egypt
05. Judge
06. The Power Above
07. Monkeys for Uncles
08. Too Much Grime on My Hands
09. Hosanna
10. Jesse's Boy
11. Dancing with the Ark
12. Fishin' on a Pier
13. Mister Christian
14. Dude (Would Like to Save Me)
15. The Atheists
16. Timeline
17. 80's Medley (Octagon But Not Forgotten)


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Friday, December 9, 2011

Jars of Clay - Live At Gray Matters vol 4 2011 English Christian Album

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Live at Gray Matters Vol. 4: One Mic is the latest American Acoustic Pop album released by American Christian Rock Band Jars of Clay. This album was released on March 29, 2011 and released under the label Gray Matters/Nettwerk.


Album Details ::

Album :: Live at Gray Matters Vol. 4

Artist :: Jars of Clay

Release Date :: March 29, 2011

Genre :: Acoustic, Pop

Label :: Gray Matters/Nettwerk

Location :: Nashville, TN



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History ::
Live at Gray Matters is a series of digital-only EP releases by Christian rock act Jars of Clay. The premise of the series is for each release to have a theme and each contain around 4-5 tracks. The songs featured on the EPs were recorded in an informal setting at the band's own record label, Gray Matters, and contains little to no editing of the tracks. A video accompanies each EP that shows the band performing the tracks. The cover of each recording features an identical photograph, varying only in background color.



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Band Members ::
  • Dan Haseltine
  • Charlie Lowell
  • Matt Odmark
  • Steve Mason

Jars of Clay - Live at Gray Matters Vol 3 & Vol 4 2011 tracks and lyricsJars of Clay - Live at Gray Matters Vol 3 & Vol 4 2011 tracks and lyrics
Tracklisting ::

01. Worlds Apart
02. Boys (Lesson One)
03. I Need Thee Every Hour
04. Headphones


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Jars of Clay - Live At Gray Matters vol 3 2010 English Christian Album

Jars of Clay - Live At Gray Matters vol 3 2010 English Christian AlbumJars of Clay - Live At Gray Matters vol 3 2010 English Christian Album
Live at Gray Matters Vol. 3 The Christian Edition is the latest American Christmas Album released by American Christian Rock Band Jars of Clay. This album was released on November 16, 2010 and released under the label Gray Matters & Essential Records.


Album Details ::

Album :: Live at Gray Matters Vol. 3

Artist :: Jars of Clay

Release Date :: November 16, 2010

Genre :: Christmas

Label :: Gray Matters/ Essential Records

Location :: Nashville, TN



Jars of Clay - Live at Gray Matters Vol 3 & Vol 4 2011 band members biography and historyJars of Clay - Live at Gray Matters Vol 3 & Vol 4 2011 band members biography and history
History ::
“Ar scath a cheile a mhaireas na daoine.”
An old Irish proverb, as translated: “It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.”

It is among our most basic of needs.
... And like the other simple building blocks of life – air, food, water – it can take on many forms. It can be physical or spiritual, close-in or far-flung, untested or time-honored.

For the men that make up the creative force called Jars of Clay, this season has tested their perceptions, challenged their beliefs, underscored their experiences and opened up the possibilities for new definitions of this necessary component.
And now it’s time to share their vision of The Shelter.

“Cast off the robes you’re wearing, set aside the names that you’ve been given…”
Writing songs about community as an aspect of shelter wouldn’t seem like a revolutionary idea. Neither would recruiting talented friends, both long-time and brand new, into your working environment. But for Jars of Clay, long-known as a self-contained creative organism, opening up the doors to let new voices speak into the process wasn’t the easiest decision.

“Jars of Clay, historically, has been this kind of compact creative environment; we’re known for doing everything from the songwriting to the producing to the artwork,” says guitarist Matt Odmark. “This was a push in a totally different direction. We brought people in on the songwriting side of things, and we knew in the beginning that we wanted as many voices as possible in the record.

“We wanted to make a record about community, and we wanted the recording process to be community. We wanted it to be an expression of what it was trying to articulate from a concept standpoint,” Odmark continues. “It wasn’t going to work any other way, and it didn’t make sense to us to write a record about community that was just us talking to one another.”

So the call went out to the creative community Jars has long been part of, but hadn’t felt led to truly tap into previously. Songwriters they respect, like Laura Story, Thad Cockrell and Phillip LaRue, injected new lifeblood into songs that had been percolating for more than a year, and long-established, readily recognizable voices, like those of Mac Powell, Amy Grant, Brandon Heath, Leigh Nash, TobyMac and more, lent timbre and texture to this new set of Jars of Clay songs.

And yet, the motivation was there to make them more than just a set of Jars of Clay songs.
“We wanted the songs to sound like a group of people more than ‘there’s Toby, there’s Leigh, there’s Mac,’ so we brought in a choir,” says keyboardist Charlie Lowell. “Steve did a great job of rallying a bunch of independent musicians from around the Nashville area,” including Katie Herzig, Andy and Jill Gullahorn, Sarah Masen Dark, Julie Lee, Trent Dabbs and Kate York.

“I should really be in A&R,” interjects guitarist Stephen Mason.
“He directed the choir, as well, so not only did he get ’em in the room, he told ’em what to do,” Lowell continues. “I should really be a V.P.,” Mason laughingly concludes, to the amusement of his bandmates.

“It’s out of my hands, it was from the start…”
Another of the challenges of trusting this new method of creating was not only asking others into the The Shelter process, but also convincing them to bring their own imprint into the project.

“One of the great parts, too, was to let the artists who weren’t able to physically come into the studio with us, just let them loose where they were,” says vocalist/lyricist Dan Haseltine. “I think a lot of artists create in a very controlled environment, where they’re taking cues from people on what they should be singing and how they should be singing it. We said to them, ‘What we really want is your instinct.’

“It doesn’t speak to the idea of community to tell them ‘sing this exactly like we did on the demo.’ We wanted them to do it how they’d do it, sing it how they’d sing it. If you hear other things that should be in the song, put them on there, then we’ll piece through it and figure it out what’s working with other peoples’ instincts.”

Even if it meant sometimes getting the exact opposite of what was asked for. “One of the ironies – at least I think it’s irony because I’m still confused by Alanis Morissette – was that some of the people we told to let loose would send back exactly what we sent them, and then others we’d tell ‘we need you to sing this exact part’ and they’d send us back something totally different,” Odmark says. “It was an interesting look in the mirror... ‘Oh. So this is what we’re like.’”

“Where you lead us, we will follow…”
What emerges on The Shelter is more of Jars of Clay’s signature sonics, informed by the season of their last project The Long Fall Back To Earth but echoing all the way back to its much-heralded self-titled debut, meshed with an heretofore underexplored inclusiveness of lyric that encourages the listener to join in on the song.

In short, these songs are designed to be sung aloud, with others, within the parameters of that listener’s own shelter.

For some, including the members of Jars of Clay, that will entail bringing them into the church environment proper, something that hadn’t really been a purposeful part of the band’s work before.

“One of the things we’re excited about with this record is to offer, with humility, what we’re excited about within the church,” Mason says. “We’re all big fans of the church. We attend church, so part of the passion we want to get to the people is that, hopefully, this is the language we can use to rejuvenate the way we speak about God in terms of each other.

“What has been, graciously, changing us is this idea that when we look around we see God in other people and in what they’re doing. We are the hands and feet,” Stephen continues. “We’re trying to find new language to describe stuff that we’re all probably in some regards cynical or bored about, because we want to believe there is life in those places.”

“In our weakness let us see, that alone we’ll never be…” Sometimes the hardest part of following the path you think you’re being led down is finding that motivation to keep going. And more often than not, that motivation comes from a place you least expect. Crafting The Shelter project has dominated the work thoughts of the men of Jars of Clay for more than a year, but it was the massive flooding in the Nashville area the first weekend of May 2010 and the subsequent aftermath that brought the idea of both a community in need and needing your community into stark relief.

The band experienced flood-related setbacks both personal and professional. Its recording studio suffered significant damage, as did Dan Haseltine’s home. But it was in that moment when the ephemeral idea of taking shelter within your community became concrete.

“When we were discussing making a record about community and really celebrating that, this story keeps coming up in my mind, because I realize that community can be inconvenience,” Haseltine says. “I’ve experienced that at my own house with people showing up with shovels and gloves and doing work that I couldn’t have done without them.

“A lot of us have experienced that; we’ve seen the character of our community,” Dan continues. “But we need Jesus to remind us sometimes that when we stop, we’re actually part of a great privilege, a privilege to be a community, a privilege to see God’s hand working and moving through us and for us.”

Pull out the roots we’ve dug in so deep, finish what you’ve started…help us to believe…

It’s never easy to change how you do what you do, especially after a decade and a half and a fair amount of success and acclaim. But tapping into new wells of creativity has long been a hallmark of Jars of Clay’s career, and letting go the reins and letting in a trusted community of talented people has generated one of the richest projects in the band’s long history.

It’s simply part of reacting to a change in the culture. “It used to be, when you met somebody new, the first question you asked was ‘So, what do you do?’” Haseltine says. “It’s becoming more and more that first question asked is ‘So, where are you from?’ Which means that we’re becoming a culture where we feel like our identity is more woven into the places where we live rather than the things we do for a living.

“So we hope this project will reflect this shift and reaffirm that as a more important thing, what we’re connected to as a community,” Dan concludes.

It’s a community that Jars of Clay has worked hard to build and engage with, and one that covers, comforts, strengthens, nourishes and emboldens. Like any good shelter should do.

Jars of Clay - Live at Gray Matters Vol 3 & Vol 4 2011 band membersJars of Clay - Live at Gray Matters Vol 3 & Vol 4 2011 band members
Band Members ::
  • Dan Haseltine
  • Charlie Lowell
  • Matt Odmark
  • Steve Mason

Jars of Clay - Live at Gray Matters Vol 3 & Vol 4 2011 tracks and lyricsJars of Clay - Live at Gray Matters Vol 3 & Vol 4 2011 tracks and lyrics
Tracklisting ::

01. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
02. Love Came Down
03. Drummer Boy
04. Hibernation Day


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