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Sentimental Saturdays (Rebecca St. James)

Rebecca St. James

Throughout my childhood and into my teenage years, the music that I was exposed to was very limited. Aside from artists like Delirious?, Carman, Steven Curtis Chapman (in fact, I think Signs of Life was the first CD our family received- even before we had a CD player), Tim Hughes, Steve Grace and Planetshakers (their 2003 album Rain Down), our CCM albums/artists knowledge wasn’t to the point where you’d call us a fan of it. Nevertheless, a few WOW Hits albums purchases a few years later- WOW Hits 2005, 2006 and WOW Worship Aqua (fuelled by our enjoyment of WOW Hits 2004), we took the plunge and purchased our first CCM album by a female artist in 2006- Rebecca St. James’s 2005 album If I Had One Chance to Tell You Something.

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Various Artists – Praise And Arrows (Songs Inspired by the “Lion Of War” Book Series)

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Five Stones Media

Release Date: April 30th 2014

Reviewed by Joshua Andre

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Julie Elias

julie elias

Julie Elias, who released her debut album A Wild Rose in 2012, unveils her sophomore album Love Rains Down next week, full of well known worship songs and original worship material. I had the privilege of interviewing Julie via email, as we discussed the upcoming album, what she hopes listeners will experience when hearing the familiar renditions of well known tracks and newer tracks, as well as any hopes she has of the upcoming year ahead. Check out the interview below.

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Manwell Reyes (Group 1 Crew)

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Group 1 Crew recently released their new EP #FASTER via Fervent Records on August 12th, and are set to release #STRONGER EP on November 4th. I had the privilege of interviewing lead vocalist Manwell Reyes via email, as we discussed the change in personnel, the upcoming tour with Big Daddy Weave, Chris August and Dara Maclean, as well as what he hopes listeners will experience when hearing the tracks, and any hopes he has of the upcoming year ahead as a band and personally. Check out the interview below.

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Bluetree

Bluetree

Bluetree, recently signed to Integrity Music, release their label album debut on August 26th. I had the privilege of interviewing lead singer Aaron Boyd via email, as we discussed the upcoming album, what he hopes listeners will experience when hearing the tracks, as well as any hopes the band has of the upcoming year ahead. Check out the interview below.

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Various Artists – Ragamuffin: Music Inspired By The Motion Picture

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Shakespeir Productions

Release Date: July 22nd 2014

Reviewed by Joshua Andre

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