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‘Waterfalls’ is the extraordinary new album from Vineyard. It features 12 brand new songs from Vineyard churches all over the UK and sung by worship leaders who lead week in, week out in their local churches.
This is not an album from worship artists, but from people who work as teachers, carpenters and educational therapists in the week, and whose hearts long to worship God. The resulting songs are powerful, immediate, honest and bear the hallmarks of the intimate worship that the Vineyard movement has long been known for.
“By Your grace You have saved us, we’re no longer strangers” – No Longer Strangers is one of the standout tracks on this album, sung by Dana Masters. Dana is a mum of 3, a pastor at Lagan Valley Vineyard and a rising singing star in Northern Ireland. She has a voice that has to be heard to be believed, and her passion for Jesus is evident in every note.
“I have known some joy, some pain. But in the loss my hope’s unchanged. Worthy, are You Lord, All the Earth is Yours” - The Earth Is Yours is an extremely powerful song co-written and led by Samuel Lane. You might know Samuel from his song Beautiful. Samuel has an unquenchable passion for leading people into the presence of God, and has been leading worship since he was 14. Samuel is also the worship pastor at St Albans Vineyard where this album was recorded.
“So I’ll take your hand, you will lead me to waterfalls where grace and mercy flow” - The title track Waterfalls is an anthem to God’s unending faithfulness and another high point on the album sung by Joni Everson from Cardiff. Joni is studying for a clinical psychology degree, serves as a worship intern at Cardiff Vineyard and is a mum to two beautiful children.
“We can but wonder, at Your glory, at the beauty of Your name” - Glory To The One is a beautiful song expressing the awe and wonder we have when we think upon God’s glory. It’s written and led by Joe Blustin. Joe’s only been writing songs for a few years but they seem to pour out of him and his songs have been a blessing to churches all over the world.
On the night of recording ‘Waterfalls’ God was at work in the room and through the songs. The heart behind all releases at Vineyard Records is that they are, “From the church and for the church” and the prayer for ‘Waterfalls’ is that it provides the landscape from which people can worship God. From full-on praise anthems to intimate, acoustic songs of devotion there is something in this album for everyone, and each song is stamped with the authentic sound of the local churches from which they’ve emerged.
‘Waterfalls’ releases in January 2015 and we hope will form the soundtrack to many people’s years as they walk each day with God.
released January 26, 2015
Joe Blustin: acoustic guitar, worship leader
Joni Everson: worship leader, backing vocals
Joel Goodlet: acoustic guitar, worship leader
Darren Hudson: electric guitar
Samuel Lane: acoustic guitar, worship leader, backing vocals
Mark McCalmont: bass
Dana Masters: worship leader, backing vocals
Tristan Murray: drums
Dave Plumb: keys, synths, loops
George Quin: keys, synths, backing vocals
Kat Regester: acoustic guitar, worship leader, backing vocals
Dan Wheeldon: electric guitar, worship leader
Produced by: Jimmy Cooke & Casey Corum
Pre-production by: Jimmy Cooke & Dan Wheeldon
Song development by: Casey Corum & Samuel Lane
Recorded live at St Albans Vineyard by: Dave Mitchell
Additional recording by: Jimmy Cooke at 252 Studios, Southfields Studios, Forest Town Church, Trent Vineyard, Hull Vineyard and the UK Worship Retreat.
Mixed by: Jimmy Cooke at 252 Studios, Hull
Mastered by: John Davis at Metropolis, London
Cover photo by: David Lund (davidlund.co.uk
Cover typography by: Darren Hudson
Event photography by: Tom Bell
Packaging design by: Dave Mitchell
Martin Butcher (yodocreative.com
Serenus ‘Seamus’ Jeyakumar
FOH Sound by: Dan Bowater, assisted by Josh Oliver (db-studios.co.uk
Projection by: Matt Dudley
Catering by: Paul MastersChef
Jeremy Cook & Jimmy Cooke
Every Vineyard record is a massive team effort and this project was no exception. Thanks to the following people for helping us make this happen:
John & Eleanor Mumford for your inspirational leadership of our movement and always pointing us towards Jesus.
Chris & Fliss Lane and the amazing staff at St Albans Vineyard Church for hosting a special night of worship.
Ant Rist & Forest Town Church for letting us rehearse in your building. Cheryl Bannatyne for being more helpful than you could imagine.
The Song Panel: Bev Clark, Kate Cooke, Soose & Anders Courtney, Brian Duane, James & Rebecca Green, Mike & Helen Frye, Ronnie & Sam McDermid, Gareth Russell, Harmony Smith, James Wake and Jason Whiley.
Rick & Lulu Williams for your invaluable theological input into these songs.
The Hull Vineyard worship team singers: Carrie-Ann Bateman, Tom Bell, Nick & Rach Cook, Kate Cooke, Jez Fowler, Dave Mitchell, Jonny & Bekah Murray, Ben Pocock and Peter Urbaniak.
Nigel Hemming, Stuart Burke and the UK Worship Retreat singers.
Dave Plumb for the use of Southfields Studios (southfieldsstudios.com
The following Vineyards for lending us your worship leaders, musicians and songwriters for this record: Anaheim, Belfast City, Birmingham, Cardiff, Grace Purley, Lagan Valley, Riverside, St Albans, Stevenage, Tiverton and Trent.
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