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Monday, September 19, 2011

Jeremy Riddle's Furious CD - Review & Giveaway


Recently I was given the opportunity to review Jeremy Riddle's upcoming CD, Furious, which is being released on September 20.  I'll be honest ... I'd never heard of Jeremy Riddle until I got the email about reviewing his CD.  I don't listen to the radio much.  I listen to my iPod or a CD or two in my car, so I'm out of the loop when it comes to new music coming out.  (Yes, I am quite comfortable in my tiny, little box, thankyouverymuch.)  :)

But I checked out a sample of his music and liked what I heard.  But it paled in comparison to the whole CD.  WOW!  LOVE it!  The title track is one of my favorites.  A few other favorites are:
Acquitted
Love Came Down
One Thing Remains
You Are Good
Glory to the Lamb

You can hear snippets of each song on his website.

PRESS RELEASE:
Vineyard Worship artist and worship leader Jeremy Riddle has announced the release of his new studio album entitled, Furious.  The album is set for release on September 20 via NewDay Distribution.

Riddle began production on the album nearly a year ago with Dove Award winning producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Matthew West, David Crowder Band) at the helm. Cash’s contribution forms the backbone of the album which also features production from Bobby Hartry, a long time Riddle collaborator.  The project follows Prepare The Way: Live, an album recorded in front of a live audience in Corpus Christi, Tex., earlier this year from Vineyard.

Riddle describes Furious saying, “It’s hard to come up with words that depict the magnitude of Christ’s love – the depth and width of it. Furious doesn’t work outside of the context of love; we tend to translate the word as angry, but I see it as a super-powerful force; stronger, deeper, broader than our vocabulary can fully describe."

Four years on the road as a touring worship leader eventually took its toll on Jeremy, so in January 2011, the former jr. high youth pastor came on staff as worship community pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, Calif. Working under pastors Brian and Jenn Johnson, Jeremy facilitates a worship community of over 200 people within the church.

“My wife (Katie) and I have always had a heart to serve the local church and never wanted to do the full-time travel thing for very long, so it felt like a good time to transition into something different,” Jeremy says. “I’ve developed such an appreciation for the fruit that has been sowed from my life – personally and artistically – by being part of a local community.”

Consequently, several of the tracks on Furious are also featured on Be Lifted High, the most recent album from Bethel Church.

“These songs are a reflection of being part of something bigger than just me,” Jeremy says. “Through some significant growth in understanding and living out humility from a very independent place, I’ve shifted into a place where I can’t even claim this record is completely inspired by me. There are so many elements of the album that could never have flowed from me had I not been connected to people walking out life with me.” 


You really must check out this CD!  In fact, you can win a copy just by commenting on this post.  Usual rules apply ... only one comment per person please.  And, well, okay, I guess that's only one rule.  :)  Deadline for entry is Sunday, September 25.  Winner will be drawn randomly on Monday, September 26 and will be announced here on my blog.

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4 comments:

Sarah said...

Very cool. I love music and would love to hear theirs.

karren said...

I will check it out. Thanks for the tip.

Laura said...

I think I should win because Sunday is my bday. :)

Gretchen said...

I'm in... new music is fun!