Album review by Mark Heath: In Seven Stars, Chris takes his considerable talent as a singer, songwriter and musician, and treats us to another collection of thoughtful and deep songs, all beautifully arranged...
The album kicks off with the upbeat yet intimate song of worship More of You, and is followed by Face of Flame which reflects on the theme of the glory of God.
The next track, Nothing can Separate is probably the most up-beat on the album, with a catchy tune rejoicing in the truth of Rom 8:38. Its followed by gentle, almost lullaby-like prayer of blessing, Watching over You.
Augustines Song is lyrically one of the richest songs on the album, drawing from the thought of Augustine, backed by lovely guitar work. Lost and Broken showcases Chriss talent for layered harmonies, and Agape is a intimate love song.
If I had to pick a favourite from the album, it would probably be one of the final three tracks. No Treasure features more of Chris signature use of doubled vocals and layerered harmonies, beginning as a melancholic prayer of surrender, before slowly building into an majestic orchestral climax. Strangers has a simple yet beautiful melody, and like so many others on this album, starts gently before gradually building into a crescendo, before stripping it right back down again.
The final, and title track Seven Stars, draws from the imagery of revelation, and builds a powerful sense of anticipation of Christs second coming.
This is another top album from Chris, with the quality of arrangements particularly impressive. They move effortlessly between waves of peacefulness and intensity, making the listening experience both relaxing and inspiring. Why not treat yourself or a friend to a copy?
Seven Stars CD was published by Chris Haines Music in April 2013 and is our 60666th best seller. The ISBN for Seven Stars CD is 5055701697221.