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Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection CD

New recordings of Matt's biggest songs

by Matt Redman;

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The desert island Matt Redman CD, Sing Like Never Before has collected his most treasured and most sung worship anthems from his 20 year songwriting career - proving his contribution to global worship is simply essential.

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Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection CD

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Collect all your favourite songs from British worship leader, Matt Redman, with this 15 track CD, 'Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection'. The album gives you fifteen of Matt's most popular worship songs including several all-new recordings of his most popular and influential songs. This best-of collection includes 'You Never Let Go', 'Blessed Be Your Name', and the number 1 radio hit '10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)'.

Matt Redman’s song writing continues to impact on churches around the world. Providing the words and melodies for a generation of worshipers, his songs have been recorded by other Christian artists including Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, David Crowder*Band, Rebecca St. James, Tree 63, Kutless and Passion among others. A key songwriter for the expression of today’s church, Matt is an active worship leader for Louie Giglio’s Passion conferences around the world, and an enthusiast for church planting in the UK.

6 Reason To Add This CD To Your Serious Music Collection:

•    All your best loved Matt Redman songs together on one CD
•    One-stop gift for Redman devotees or introduction for new worship music fans
•    15 of the church's most inspirational and impactful songs
•    Uplifting and heartening combination of words and lyrics
•    Includes the Matt Redman big hit of 2011: Bless the Lord (10,000 Reasons)
•    If can only have one Matt Redman CD on your desert island, this is it

Redman’s music has a track record of success with eight Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and a recently received GRAMMY® for Best Gospel Song with “Our God”, as featured on Passion: Awakening. Matt’s studio album, 10,000 Reasons, remains his best-selling album to date and includes his No. 1 hit single, “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)”. ‘Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection’ confirms Matt’s position as a perennial favourite with Christian music fans around the world maintaining multiple songs in the Christian music charts top 500, with a constant presence in the top 50.

Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection CD by Matt Redman was published by EMI in November 2012 and is our 1118th best seller. The ISBN for Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection CD is 5099964441924.

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As one of the most sung artists in church, Matt Redman’s songs have impacted millions in the church. His newest project, Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection features his best-known songs including “You Never Let Go,” “Blessed Be Your Name,” and more. Additionally, the album includes several all-new recordings of Matt’s biggest songs. Also exclusively featured on the collection is the radio version of the multi-week number 1 radio hit “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord),” which impacted over 8.5 Million listeners each week.

As the writer of many of the most-sung worship songs including “Blessed Be Your Name,” “The Heart Of Worship,” “You Never Let Go,” and “Better Is One Day,” Matt’s songs are sung by millions of people every Sunday. Matt has a unique ability to craft songs that teach deeply spiritual truths and remind us of God’s steadfastness. As part of the sixstepsrecords family but hailing from the UK, Matt has been involved in leading at the Passion Conferences for years, most recently at Passion Atlanta with over 40,000 university students. Along with Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels and Kristian Stanfill, Matt was one of the founding members of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

Eden Article: What Is It With ‘Best Of’ Collection Albums?

Buying a ‘best of’ album might seem like paying for the encore, yet ‘best of’ albums consistently feature among the bestsellers in just about every music genre. Maybe that’s even more surprising outside of Christian music than within it. Best of albums are, by their very nature, a bit of a pick-and-mix experience. With single songs and tracks taken from multiple albums, the original donating album loses its integrity; especially if the original was the product of a single concept or idea by the artist. The ‘best of collection’ might give you some or all of the artists best work, but you won’t be able to follow the creative train of thought that led to each song.

The success of ‘best of’ albums implies that music fans don’t care about the integrity of the original album or each track’s place within the concept. All we want is to hear again the songs and words we already know and love. This is less of an issue in Christian music where each track often stands alone as an act of worship, an expression of praise or a statement of faith. This doesn’t mean that Christian ‘best of’ albums, such as Matt Redman’s ‘Sing Like Never Before’ are thrown together - sort of hotchpotch of tunes randomly selected on their popularity. To be ‘The Essential Collection’ it has to be, essentially, a collection. And collections are never random or thrown together; they are carefully structured and represent the collector – consciously or otherwise.

‘Best of’ albums primarily represent just that: they are 'the best' music, lyrics, arrangements, emotions and intentions of the artist. Look down the track list for this ‘best of’ and – if you know and love Matt’s music, you’ll see what I mean. You probably know the words, the tunes and can sing – even play, every one of the 14 pre-established tracks. It’s fairly certain you already have all of them – or nearly all of them, on one or more other album. And that just makes it even more certain that you’re seriously thinking about adding this to your collection too. That’s because, just as you can’t have too much of a good thing (you can’t believe, me; that’s what makes a thing good), you can’t have too many either.

If you love and appreciate the finer points of music – Matt's or anyone’s, you’ll know how much more is revealed by listening to more than one version of the same piece. So, for you, that’ll be well enough reason to have this ‘best of’ collection with its new recordings – live and studio, of Matt’s most popular works. For those of us who lack that degree of discerning expertise, but love Matt’s thoughtful lyrics and lifting melodies, there's a much more practical reason for adding this CD to the car, home and whatever mobile device you carry around; it’s the easy option. It’s simply the most convenient way to have, carry and hear one of the church’s greatest contributors to its modern spirit of praise, worship and devotion. Yes, you could mix it for yourself from old CDs, but why would you want to, when it’s all done for you, and in a new shiny jewel case too. Nice. – Les Ellison.

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Page last updated 21st October 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatCD
PublisherEMI (November 2012)
Product Code4048669
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