Facedown

Matt Redman | Format: Audio CD

Review by Rich Houghton

Facedown

It was with much anticipation that I first listened to the latest live worship recording from one of our country’s premier Christian songwriters.

And how refreshing it was to hear a recording of songs that are not only well-written and performed, but more importantly, catch the heartbeat of God for the Church at this time.

The songwriting is distinctly more mature than previous Redman recordings, the female vocals are particularly graceful and inspiring, and the arrangements are creative and sensitive. But what really stands out is the heart of the recording. This album is clearly an intimate reflection of Matt Redman’s own personal journey of complete adoration, revelation and wonder, expressed through predominantly corporate songs that are simply bursting with heartfelt, passionate response!

 

Highlights on the album for me would be the anthemic ‘Nothing but the Blood’, along with the intimate encounter of the title track ‘Facedown’. Some of these tracks accompany well our encountering God in gathered corporate worship. Others are much more intimate, deeper personal responses that work better on an individual level. Either way this album is a real gem.

 

Well done Matt for continuing to serve the Church with an inspiring album of songs of praise and thanksgiving that we too can use to express our response to the revelation of God.

The CD can be purchased from www.mattredman.com or www.wesleyowen.com