- Audio CD (May 19, 1998)
- Original Release Date: May 19, 1998
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Sony
- ASIN: B000006O89
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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Michael W. Smith's Rocketown label has delivered Exodus, a praise and worship release featuring the likes of DC Talk, Jars of Clay, Sixpence None the Richer, Chris Rice, and Smitty himself, to name a few. Sandwiched between the opening and closing tracks written by Smith, you'll find several Christian pop gems: "My Will" by DC Talk, "Needful Hands" by Jars, and Sixpence's "Brighten My Heart." Smith fans will remember "Agnus Dei" from the Go West Young Man album but will be intrigued by the harder-edge version from Third Day. The release is nearly seamless as one artist flows to another, thanks to Smitty and his Rocketown colleagues. But it's the joyous songs that make this release worthy of its 1999 Dove Award for Special Event Album of the Year. -- Michael Lyttle
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"Exodus" is a thrilling anthem of praise to our God. Written by Michael W. Smith, this almost all instrumental piece is the perfect start to a perfect CD.
"My Will" is one of the best songs by dc Talk that I've ever heard. It has some of the best lyrics I've heard from them, as well as fantastic vocals.
"Needful Hands" is one of my favorite songs from my top-favorite group, Jars of Clay. It's softer than a lot of their songs, and the way they perform that style just begs for more like it. My favorite lyrics on the CD come from this song: "You are my eyes when I cannot see / You are my voice see sing through me / You are my strength in weakness be / Holy
"Make Us One" is the best song by Cindy Morgan ever! I love the way it starts very softly, with delicate piano music in the background. Then it slowly crescendos, coming to an exhiliarating finish.
"Brighten My Heart" by Sixpence None the Richer can leave no doubt in your mind about the group's Christian theme. The lyrics come from an old Celtic proverb, or something like it, and the music is very soft and sweet, sung by Leigh Nash.
"Nothin'" by Chris Rice reminds me of singing around a campfire, like on the music video of this song. In fact, in the "Most-singable" category, this wins top awards.
"Agnus Dei" by Third Day is a fantastic, slightly harder and powerful worship song, written by Michael W. Smith.
"Draw Me Close" is a favorite worship song of mine, and it's sung beautifully by the relatively new brother group, The Katinas.
"Salvation Belongs to Our God" - The first time I heard this song was on this CD, and Crystal Lewis's voice backed by an awesome choir makes this song very "singable" as well.
"I See You" - what contemporary praise-and-worship record would be complete without a song by the beloved, late Rich Mullins? This song, sung by Michael W. Smith is a reminder that God is everywhere.
If you removed the best 5 songs from this CD, the other 5 would still be worth a 5 star rating. If you like CCM, and maybe even if you don't, this is an essential album. I have never heard a CD where all the songs sounded diffrent from each other and yet somehow the album has a certain natural, beautiful flow to it. All the songs are incredible and focus on the Lord in a very refreshing, exciting way. If you are in need of a spiritual boost, this CD will do the trick. I could rave about any of the songs on here- it's that good. Especially noteworthy is the beautiful, powerful yet intimate feel of Draw Me Close. Agnus Dei- well, that's just incredible, especially when I heard Third Day perform it in concert. That song is just full-blown all-out praise. I See You ends with an epic sort of feel as if you just got a little closer to heaven. The other tracks, especially My Will and Needful Hands, could also be considered the strongest tracks on the album.
As a whole, this album made me feel something that transcends this mundane, imperfect world. This album causes me to focus less on the things of this world and more on God's grace and love and the hope of our future in heaven.
In short, all the hype about this album is true. This is one CD you won't want to be without.