In this #ThrowBackThursday edition of Sharefaith Music Spotlight, we are going to be focusing on a albums that have already been out for a couple of years. Both of these albums feature a live “living room” style of worship. Those of you who are familiar with both of these albums will understand why these two go hand in hand. These albums are both live worship albums that were recorded in smaller group settings.
Live at the Banks House
Will Reagan & United Pursuit
Release Date: September 30th, 2013
Live at the Banks House was recorded inside a house with a few dozen people singing along in the background. The album starts off with “We Have Come” and “Bless the Lord” before building into the powerful “Praise Is Befitting”, “Help Me Find My Own Flame” and “No Better Time”. Each song transitions from one to the next, flawlessly. “Nothing I Hold Onto” and “Climb” beautifully sequence together so that even though they are two separate tracks, they feel like one long song. The album comes to a close with their most popular song, “Set A Fire” (Check Out Video). Be sure to check out the Deluxe Album from iTunes, which comes with an extra song and three music videos!
Release Date: March 19th, 2014
Recorded live, Housefires’ self-titled debut consists of all original tracks. Just like Live at the Banks House, this album resonates with a deep sense of worship. Things kick off with their upbeat song “Rise” and continues with “Heaven Is All Around Us” and “Never Run Dry” (Check out Video), which reminds us that, even in our brokenness or the times we feel lost, God’s love and spirit will never run dry. “God of Abundance” is a powerful reminder that God’s abundance is why we are living and that God doesn’t simply “meet my every need, You Exceed them”. The entire album has an authentic rawness to it and each song gives off a sense of spontaneous worship. This album is also available in iTunes
Each of these albums emanate a pure, raw form of worship with live recordings that draw you into the experience. It is rare to find examples like these that seemingly capture the true heart of worship in a format where the power of the moment has not lost its impact.
Have you listened to these albums? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for the next edition of Sharefaith Music Spotlight!