I bought the dvd version of this new release by Paul Balouche and was very pleased with it. There are some great new worship songs on here, the whole album is very mellow and I really like the way Paul leads, he is more a worshipper than worship leader which is what every worship leader should be. The sound is very accoustic, similar to vineyard in a lot of respects. Hosanna music has been guilty in the past of producing overly complicated music which is difficult to translate into a smaller church setting, but this album is much more small church friendly. Track listing: 1. Arise 2. All The Earth Will Sing Your Praises 3. Without You 4. Offering 5. Arms Open Wide 6. My Reward 7. Taste And See 8. All Praise And Honor 9. Medley (Fairest Lord Jesus / My Only Crown) 10. You Prepare A Table 11. You Are The One 12. All For You The dvd also features Pauls' best 2 songs "Open the eyes of my heart", and "Above all", and is certainly worth getting. He also takes you through a tutorial of how to play 4 songs on accoustic guitar, as a guitar playing worship leader I really appreciate this sort of thing. This album is destined to become one of my favourite worship albums and I'm sure some songs on here will be church favourites as well especially "without you", "offering", and "arms open wide", there are some beautiful songs on here. Also worth a mention is the hymn "fairest Lord Jesus", Paul gives a wonderful rendition of a great hymn and really shows how contemporary churches can use the great hymns and make them sound great and worshipful instead of the more dreary renditions with organ playing. I like what Larry Norman said one time, "I'm not dead yet so why sing funeral music!" Thanks for reading and enjoy worshipping God!
I already love Paul Baloche as a worship leader and songwriter, but this is one of his best worship CD's. Heartfelt, God-honoring lyrics really move your heart and spirit into a position of adoration and worship. Many of the songs are available in sheet music form on his website leadworship dot com as well. Superb song selection make this a great worship CD.