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A somewhat different style, but an excellent album!
on October 8, 2003
When I listened to this album for the first time, I was alarmed by the change in Big Daddy Weave's musical style. For example, on the opening track, "Set Me Free", there is no saxophone, and the electric guitar is more prominent. This is in sharp contrast with "In Christ," the opening track of One and Only. I also heard this change in "Fields of Grace", "Heart Cries Holy", "Everything You Are", and "Be Your Everything". It's not that I don't like rock, but I wondered what brought about the change.
However, the saxophone isn't completely gone. You can hear it in "Why", "New Every Morning", "Pharisee", and "You in Me". I especially like the use of the baritone saxophone in "New Every Morning" and the sax part in the middle of "You in Me". So while the style has changed somewhat, it's not entirely different.
But the message of the songs is what's most important. For example, the title track talks about a personal relationship with God which is much more than just religion. "Everything You Are" is a great worship chorus, which I hope we'll eventually start singing in church, though I'm sure most people will want to sing it in a lower key. "Be Your Everything" expresses God's desire that we bring all of our concerns to Him. "Pharisee" talks about hypocrisy and the freedom that we find in Christ. And "Completely Free" is a simple, beautiful presentation of the Gospel.
I highly recommend this album. The style has changed, but I still like it, and the message is great!