|1. Step By Step/Forever We Will Sing|
|2. You Are The Lord|
|3. The Wonderful Cross|
|4. Ancient Words|
|5. Lord Have Mercy|
|6. The Sacred Romance (Instrumental)|
|7. I Can Hear Your Voice|
|8. I Give You My Heart|
|9. There Is None Like You|
|10. I See You|
|11. Are You Holy (Prince Of Peace)|
|12. Lord Have Mercy|
|13. Here I Am To Worship|
|14. There She Stands|
I was certainly not disappointed when I listened. MWS brings the same passion and musical talent to this album, recorded live at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. It has upbeat praise choruses like "Step By Step/Forever We Will Sing," a moving instrumental, "The Sacred Romance," and the great chorus "I Give You My Heart," just to name a few. Awesome crowd and choir particpation made for a great version of "You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)." Amy Grant provides a nice solo verse in the studio cut of "Lord Have Mercy." And no one can deny the great patrotic tribute in the bonus track "There She Stands." "Worship Again" is a great follow-up to the "Worship" project. I give it 5 stars! I'm thinking Worship 3, how about it, Smitty?? ;)
Again, the majority of the CD is from a live recording featuring Michael W. Smith on lead vocal and piano with others on other instruments and a few people providing the additional vocals. He didn't reunite the all star group from the first CD, but this group of musicians does just as fine a job.
The song selection was more unfamiliar to me when I first got it, but there are some standout songs here as well. My favorite would have to be "The Wonderful Cross." I just love this modern take on the classic hymn. Two Rich Mullins classics are featured, "I See You" near the end and "Step by Step" as part of the opening medley with "Forever We Will Sing." I also really enjoy the last live track, "You are Holy (Prince of Peace)."
Once again, the studio cuts feature a song already on the CD live, this time its "Lord Have Mercy" which includes vocals from Amy Grant. He also includes "Here I Am to Worship" and, as a bonus track, "There She Stands," a patriotic song in honor of the US flag. While I like the song, I do wonder what it is doing on a worship CD.
Fans of the original will love this follow-up. Anyone looking for a good praise CD will find this one fits the bill.
Worship Again has its own sound, its own melodies, its own flavor. I did not listen to this CD and try to compare it with its predecessor, because you cannot. Its two different productions.
MWS brings his own unique style- his unique style as a musician and singer, to this live concert. This CD is every bit as worthy of commendation as Worship because of what MWS brings to the table---the heart's desire to glorify G-d with his music.
In October 2002, Smitty followed up his first praise & worship album with this sequel, "Worship Again." While the first album contained mostly familiar praise & worship songs made the Smitty way, this follow-up album contains more of his own writings.
Again recorded live, this time at Southeast Christian Church in Kentucky, "Worship Again" will touch your heart as you move into a time of worship with Smitty. A must have album for anyone with a praise & worship music collection.
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