(9/20/2011 release date)
Hey everybody! Guess what? I've got a great new review and contest for you! (And there's still time to enter to win the Ginny Owens CD if it's not after September 26, 2011 when you read this.) Anyway, I was blessed to receive the brand spankin' new Jeremy Riddle CD, Furious, from the good folks at Propeller. Now, I love worship music, and the name was very familiar to me, but I honestly couldn't tell you a single Jeremy Riddle song. I popped in the CD not really knowing what to expect. Well, I loved it! I used to be a big U2 fan, back in the day, and I could be crazy, as I'm really not a professional music critic, (oh, you'd already figured that out?), but to me he totally has that U2 sound. That's the way I hear it, anyway. :) It's all worship, very well done, and in my humble opinion, worth a listen!
Want to check it our for yourself? Click on the links below:
And here's the press release:
And here's the press release:
Vineyard Worship artist and worship leader Jeremy Riddle has announced the release of his new studio album entitled, Furious. The album is set for release on September 20 via NewDay Distribution.
Riddle began production on the album nearly a year ago with Dove Award winning producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Matthew West, David Crowder Band) at the helm. Cash’s contribution forms the backbone of the album which also features production from Bobby Hartry, a long time Riddle collaborator. The project follows Prepare The Way: Live, an album recorded in front of a live audience in Corpus Christi, Tex., earlier this year from Vineyard.
Riddle describes Furious saying, “It’s hard to come up with words that depict the magnitude of Christ’s love – the depth and width of it. Furious doesn’t work outside of the context of love; we tend to translate the word as angry, but I see it as a super-powerful force; stronger, deeper, broader than our vocabulary can fully describe."
Four years on the road as a touring worship leader eventually took its toll on Jeremy, so in January 2011, the former jr. high youth pastor came on staff as worship community pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, Calif. Working under pastors Brian and Jenn Johnson, Jeremy facilitates a worship community of over 200 people within the church.
“My wife (Katie) and I have always had a heart to serve the local church and never wanted to do the full-time travel thing for very long, so it felt like a good time to transition into something different,” Jeremy says. “I’ve developed such an appreciation for the fruit that has been sowed from my life – personally and artistically – by being part of a local community.”
Consequently, several of the tracks on Furious are also featured on Be Lifted High, the most recent album from Bethel Church.
“These songs are a reflection of being part of something bigger than just me,” Jeremy says. “Through some significant growth in understanding and living out humility from a very independent place, I’ve shifted into a place where I can’t even claim this record is completely inspired by me. There are so many elements of the album that could never have flowed from me had I not been connected to people walking out life with me.”
Now for the contest!
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I think that is all except for the "fine print" below. :)
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I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”