Review Round-Up: Let It Be Known by Worship Central

The folks at Worship Central have released their third album, Let It Be Known (Live).  Featuring the formidable talents of Tim Hughes, Al Gordon, and Tim Cantelon, it’s difficult to foresee this being anything but a worship tour-de-force.  So is it the next big worship project or just another in a sea of uninspired fare?  We’ve done the hard work and gathered some insight from reviews across the Web.

The consensus:

There are definitely some songwriting and production missteps – notably a track or two by Hughes.  Don’t give up, however.  If you look over the lapses, Let It Be Known is an excellent, original release.   The album shines a spotlight on the burgeoning talents of worship leaders Nikki Fletcher and Luke Hellebronth.   Songs such as “Dry Bones” and “The Cross Stands” are called out as exceptional tracks.  If you’re a worship leader, signals suggest you should own this album.

Indie Vision Music

Review Link: http://www.indievisionmusic.com/2013/03/07/worship-central-let-it-be-known/

Key quote:

Despite such a poor introduction to Worship Central’s new album, the rest of the songs gladly don’t follow in the shoes of the title track, with the rest of the 12 songs shining and showing us the quality of the songs that Worship Central can do in their 2013 album. Other than ‘Let It Be Known’, Tim Hughes sings ‘The Cross Stands’ and ‘Kingdom Coming’, with either of them making better first singles than the title track.

Worship Leader Magazine

Review Link: http://worshipleader.com/letitbeknown/

Key quote:

How does WC’s current release measure up to their incredible 2012 offering, Spirit Break Out? … it’s not as immediately accessible across the board, but the songs are just as strong in resourcing congregational worship and in passionate power and praise for the Deliverer. The upside is that the songs grow in power with subsequent listens as the truths and melodies soak deeper into your bones.

Breathecast

Review Link: http://breathecast.christianpost.com/articles/5731/20121226/hillsong-united-zion-album-review-christian-music-news-inspirational-rock-band.htm

Key quote:

Let It Be Known shows growth and focus; a focus on the Cross and on us being pro-active in changing our nations and our world with ‘The Same Power’ that raised Jesus from the grave.

Indie Vision Music

Review Link: http://www.indievisionmusic.com/2013/03/07/worship-central-let-it-be-known/

Key quote: 

This album showcases some of the best worship music in Britain, and while Tim’s latest hit single does nothing [more]* than show us how sometimes catchiness and a beat can supersede a song supposed to be written with great creativity and ingenuity, Worship Central have given us an album that could hopefully delve us more into worship than we have ever had before.

Louder Than the Music

Review Link: http://www.louderthanthemusic.com/document.php?id=3583

Key quote:

From the moment the album starts right through to the very finish you are left with a sense of what God was doing on those nights in London. The lyrics feel fresh and the music fusses [sic] together modern sounds, creating a fantastic worship album that will draw the listener to God from the moment they press play.

All About Worship

Review Link: http://www.allaboutworship.com/blog/let-it-be-known-worship-central-review

Key quote:

With such a talented group of songwriters and worship leaders collaborating on this, it’s no surprise that this album is full of many well-written, singable, theologically rich and lyrically challenging songs for the church to sing!

Christian Music Zine

Review Link: http://christianmusiczine.com/worship-central-let-it-be-known-review/

Key quote:

Worship Central have delivered us an offering of live worship songs, with the potential for each one of them to be sung in churches everywhere. Save from a few songs that didn’t impress (but could later…), the movement from Britain have written some real gems, some of which would be on individual albums from these artists.

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