Sunday, November 22, 2015

Chris Tomlin ~ ADORE ~ Christmas Songs of Worship

Thank you FlyBy for this review CD.
  Once upon a time, when I was young, I knew who was who in music. Then babies came along and I lost track in the whirlwind of bringing up children. Now my babies are teens. All this to say, I recognized the name Chris Tomlin, but I couldn't tell you a single song he recorded. So, I asked my kids. You know, the ones who are now young and know who's who in music. They told me we sing his songs in church a lot... and so we do. The first song I saw when I looked at Tomlin's YouTube site was Good Good Father. That's one we sing often that I enjoy. They also said that Chris Tomlin sounds like generic Christian music, because so many artists have emulated his original worship style.

  I adore this album! It's so worshipful. It's a magnificent blend of old Christmas music, hymns and new music. The arrangements are so melodic, and Christ focused. The choir that sings with him is so smooth. The harmony is flawless. ADORE includes one of the most beautiful arrangements of Silent Night I've ever experienced. The acapella singing is blissful. Oh, I just cannot say enough good about this album. You've got to listen to this one. You'll be delighted with the reverential tone of What Child is This? You'll be charmed by Away in the Manger. If you like Christmas music, if you like contemporary Christian worship music, if you like focusing on Jesus at Christmas, then I think you'll really like this album. 

  Christ Tomlin's ADORE is going to be a new classic in our house. I have not heard an album I have enjoyed like this in ages. As I write this, my husband is singing along in worship, "I bow my heart before no other name...." It's all about Jesus. Everything. It's all about Jesus.

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Just the Facts Ma'am....
This new Christmas album released on October 23, 2015.  It features classic Christmas songs with a mix of original Christmas songs.  There are special guest performances from Lauren Daigle, All Sons & Daughters, Crowder, and more on this album.   

Songs:
1. He Shall Reign Forevermore
2. Adore
3. Midnight Clear (Love Song)
4. Noel featuring Lauren Daigle 
5. Hymn Of Joy 
6. Silent Night featuring Kristyn Getty 
7. What Child Is This? featuring Sons & Daughters 
8. It's Christmas
9. A King Like This
10. Bethlehem
11. A Christmas Alleluia featuring Lauren Daigle & Leslie Jordan of All Sons & Daughters 

Chris Tomlin is an American contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter who has sold nearly 30 million records.  Some of his most well-known songs are "How Great Is Our God", "Jesus Messiah", "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)", "Our God", and "Whom Shall I Fear".  His 2013 album Burning Lights debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, only the fourth Christian album ever to open at No.1.  Throughout his career, Chris has been nominated for 32 Dove Awards (6 of them collaborative efforts) and he has won 19 of them.  
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12 comments:

  1. I mostly enjoy worship Christmas music, country Christmas, etc.

    Thank you for doing these giveaways!

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  2. I like all Christmas music for the most part. I really enjoy the Celtic Women Christmas albums. Thank you.
    (my name is Su Ann--commenting under 'anonymous though')

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  3. I love traditional and Christian Christmas music. I especially love when Contemporary artists make Christmas Albums!

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  4. Hallelujah Christmas by Cloverton is my very favorite. I enjoy most Christmas music, except the really off the wall ones and rap. I love Christmas hymns at church, they make me weep.

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  5. I love a variety of Christmas music. I love the old Christmas songs but also love the new songs. I love Chris Tomlin; everything he sings is wonderful.

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  6. I love the old Christmas hymns, too, Annie. They're part of our heritage.
    Blessings to you for a happy Thanks Living!
    Laura

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  7. Hi Deborah
    This is my new favorite. Well except for Bing!

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  8. I enjoy listening to Christian contemporary. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  9. Usually pop remakes of classics

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  10. I sing in the worship band at my church and I LOVE Chris Tomlin songs. Thanks so much for sharing this. I hadn't heard of this album. Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  11. I love Christmas music and have been listening to it all weekend long while decorating. I want to add this to my list! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  12. Hi Jann,
    I'm terribly behind on my replies to comments. I think I might just have to wipe the slate clean and start again! I'm listening to Anne Murray Christmas on YouTube right now.
    Have a wonderful Christmas season!
    Blessings!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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