OF DUST AND DIRT - Hillsong United
'The concept for Hillsong United's new CD/DVD package - recording songs in the places where Jesus walked - is so brilliantly simple, it's surprising that no else has thought to do it.
Admittedly, transporting huge amounts of video and audio gear around Israel is a logistical nightmare, and when the idea was first floated the band wrote it off as 'impossible'. But months of planning and hard work has now paid off and resulted in an outstanding album.
From desert plains near the Dead Sea to lush hilltops around Galilee, the band has selected stunning locations to record stripped back renditions of songs from their brilliant last album Empires.
In a beautiful marriage of song and scenery, the band performs "Street Called Mercy" on the Via Dolosa in Jerusalem, "Prince of Peace" at a war memorial, "Here Now (Madness)" outside an empty tomb near Golgotha and "Captain" on a boat, 'adrift on the Sea of Galilee'.
This creative delivery of powerful and intimate worship songs makes Of Dirt And Grace the most exciting concept album of the year so far. It just goes to show, the simple ideas are often the best ones.'
- Review by Sam Hailes, taken from Together magazine for Christian Retailers.
I have one of these albums. I have yet to watch or listen to it, but after reading the article above I am really excited to and can't wait to find the time!
- SOPHIE xx
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