that, I didnít have much knowledge of them, or their music. That
has definitely changed! This month we are very pleased to announce
the addition of the entire "Come & Worship" series
When I got home to Arizona...I
When I got home to Arizona, I grabbed one of the recent PDI song
samplers, duplicated it on to my cassette, and began listening to
it on the way to and from work each day. I got hooked! Soon, I was
trolling our CD inventory for an in-depth look at the PDI albums.
My standout favorite? "Lift A Shout", which is a live
worship CD with worship leader Bill Patton. I really liked the
quality of songs on this CD! It was clear that they weren't just
pumping out a CD to meet a deadline---no, these were real worship
songs, with real anointing!
To start with, "Shout" (the title cut) really
grooves! I liked the instrumentation, but you don't get lost with
any of the songs on this CD. They are meant for worship, and they
work for worship! I found my self muttering "shout, lift a
shout" under my breath all day long.
You won't get this out of your
There are some very nice arrangements on this CD as well, and they
do well with execution for those who are looking for good
musicality. But what is the one single best thing about this CD?
Fast becoming my new favorite song---"You're So Good To
Me" After hearing about a dozen songs with nearly the same
title (Vineyard/Craig Musseau's "Good To Me"; Vertical
Darrel Evan's "So Good To Me"; et al), I figured the
topic was pretty much worn out with great songs. WRONG! Steve
& Vicki Cooke (songwriters) have given the Body of Christ a
wonderful gift in this song. I love a good hook when I hear it,
and this song really has a good hook. You won't get this out of
your brain, even if you want to (which you won't).
The rest of the CD is laced with "Vineyard-esque"
style songs, but with a notably more praise-oriented slant. One
final note---the first 5 projects in the PDI Come & Worship
series contain about 8 songs on each CD. This is not quite the
"standard" number of songs on a typical praise &
worship CD. The reason? They kept the good ones!
Trust me, I have listened to far too many CDs that should have
pared back the filler and been honest with people and present 6-8
excellent worship tunes, rather than milk a CD for extra songs
that don't deserve to go "to the nations". I thank PDI
for going through the process of giving us 8 excellent songs! We
are also glad to be able to bring you some RealAudio sound clips
of this project, as well. You will find these right on the product
we page. The CD and sound clips are available on the worshipmusic.com