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The Feast is a 6-track studio EP featuring brand new songs from Harmony Smith, worship leader & senior pastor of Belfast City Vineyard.
The title-track, ‘The Feast’ is a celebration of God’s presence with us as we worship. Harmony says: ‘In the Vineyard, one of our core values in worship is intimacy with Jesus. The word intimacy can be a hurdle for some people, but ultimately it’s about connecting with the living presence of Jesus. We were made to worship. That is what the song, ‘The Feast’ is about. It expresses the joy that we experience in His presence. This is what our cities and towns, our churches and families are hungry for: the life-changing presence of Jesus.’
The songs on this EP have been birthed in a community that has been on a journey with intimacy in worship. Songs like ‘The Feast’ and ‘We Will Rise ‘ are more corporate and celebratory, while ‘One Thing’, ‘Home’ and ‘Jesus Pure and Holy’ (written by another member of Belfast City Vineyard, Andy Eaton) take us to a more personal place of encounter. The rich language of the hymn, ‘Fairest Lord Jesus’, reminds us of who it is that we worship.
Harmony and her husband Andy came to Belfast in 2001 as interns from Evanston Vineyard in Chicago. After 18 months they were asked to take over as Senior Pastors. Looking back on the last 11 years as pastors, Harmony reflects: ‘We’ve shared an awesome time discovering what it really means to lead a church and understanding how faithful God is in it...that He has used us in spite of our weakness and brokenness.”
Harmony’s songs have featured on previous Vineyard Records UK recordings Love Divine, Creator, My Soul Yearns and more recently Spirit Burn - Live From London which was released in October 2013.
released February 4, 2014
Produced by: Jimmy Cooke / Additional production by: Chris Hutchinson / Recorded at: VRUK HQ Hull by Dave Mitchell, Jimmy Cooke & Tom Bell. Additional RECORDING IN belfast by: Chris Hutchinson / Timpani Recorded at Testbourne School, Whitchurch by: Chris Taylor & Sajay Rajo / Cello recorded at starscream by: Stu Reid / Mixed by: Scott Pergande at The Mixhouse, Boise / Mastered by: Hans DeKline at Sound Bites Dog, Los Angeles.
Vocals, Piano & Keys: Harmony Smith / Electric Guitars, Slide, Bow & MaNdolin: Chris Hutchinson / Acoustic & Electric Guitars: Andy Eaton / Bass: Mark McCalmont / Drums & Percussion: Jimmy Cooke / Cello on ‘One Thing’: Gywneth McBride / Timpani & tambourine on ‘Fairest Lord Jesus’: Tom Gregory / BV’s: David Kernaghan, Sarah Ashfield, Andy Rossborough, Harmony Smith / BCV choir: Cal Gibson, Anna Haslett, Elaine Khairuddin, Sasha Khairuddin, Julie Yeow, Kathryn Yeow, Yiing Yeow, Sarah Finney, Rachel Stewart, Vicky Ferguson, Gavin Twamley, Amanda Rankin, Sam Moles, Nathan Burnside, Andrew Dickson, Mark Robinson, David Kernaghan, Tim Russell, Andy Rossborough.
Design by: Hoodzpah Art + Graphics www.wegothoodzpah.com
Photography by: Tom Bell, Chris Hutchinson & Kate Cooke.
At Belfast City Vineyard we have been discovering as a community, that worship is a feast. These songs have been a part of our journey. To connect with Belfast City Vineyard, go to:
This EP is dedicated to my sister-in-law, Carrie Roe. She was a worshipper on this earth and she is now a worshipper in heaven.
Chord charts to all these songs are available from: