If I were to compare Meredith Andrews' sound I would have to say she reminds me of Jewel. I don't know if she would be ok with that, but that's who her voice reminds me of. I actually like Jewel's sound and in turn really loved Meredith! Hey, did I mention my real name is Meredith? Honestly, it is.
I wouldn't categorize As Long As It Takes as a worship-y album, because I think you could say that about any Christian recording. They all worship the Lord whether it's with Rock, Alternative, Hymns, etc. That being said, Meredith has some amazing, sing it at church songs. Not only that, she has a couple of crank-it-up songs. I'm so excited to have this CD as we head into Spring & Summer because I can roll my windows down and share with the world as I rock out in worship!
There is a real sweetness to this CD that I think can't be missed. If you are needing songs that help you return to your first Love, remind you of the One who gave His life for you, or to just open up your arms and worship full-out, As Long As It Takes would be the CD to get!
No 1. NEVER MOVE ON: Do you ever have those worship songs where you are rockin' out lovin' the Lord? That would be this song...volume HIGH! Head to the cross, stay there and never move on!
No. 2 ONLY TO BE YOURS: Ready to be emptied? Need a song to inspire you to get to that place? This is that song. Close your eyes and lift those hands!
No. 3 CAN ANYBODY HEAR ME: Love singing this song when I'm driving in the car! I know that God can hear me, even when I feel as though He's so far away. We can't be separated from His love (remember that!)
No. 4 AS LONG AS IT TAKES: Are you a talker like I am when it comes to communicating with the Lord? I'm sure you've heard as I have that it's so good to wait (as long as it takes) to hear His voice. This song encourages us to stay in that place to hear from Him.
No. 5 COME HOME: This is a song Meredith dedicated to her brother. What a poigniant song begging him to come home, away from the lies he's bought into. This song touched me personally and brought the tears. Makes me want to hold my daughter.
No. 6 ALL WILL FADE AWAY: I want to say this song is somewhat ethereal, but I'm not sure that's the right wording. I picture Meredith singing on the side of a beautiful cliff, alone, arms raised to the Lord knowing that everything here will disappear one day when our time here is through.
No. 7 WHAT IT MEANS TO LOVE: Strong and powerful song. Sometimes meeting one person won't allow us to go back to how our lives were before that meeting. Meeting the Lord is a one of those times where we won't be the same after we know Him.
No. 8 LIVE THROUGH ME: Kind of a rock-y, edgy song, especially during the chorus. Definitely a song my girls would like! If we give Him room, allow ourselves to be the clay, God can work through us!
No. 9 MY SOUL SINGS: Another great roll-your-windows down kind of song! A great worship type song. How can our souls not sing with the love of the Lord?
No. 10 IN YOUR ARMS: Complete surrender kind of song. I can totally see our worship leader leading our church in this song. Replace the loudness of this world for the quiet and peace of the Lord. You gain such a strength in the words of this song of God's grace and mercy.
No. 11 HOW GREAT IS THE LOVE: SO powerful! Honestly, how great is the love of our Savior? Would be a perfect song for Easter. Bummer that I didn't listen to this sooner because I could completely see this song being sung during our offering time! So, so powerful. God saved us, he redeemed us, He died & rose for...US. What an amazing love that is!
So, where can you find Meredith Andews? You can learn more about her at her website http://www.meredithandrews.com/ From there she can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace! At Meredith's site you can find her tour dates, see pictures from performances and sign up for her newsletter! You can even shop her site!
I would like to thank Word Label Group for the review & giveaway copies of As Long As It Takes.
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