In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
During its 25 years of existence, Acappella has quietly gone about building a reputation of unparalleled excellence as the premier all-vocal group of the Christian music industry. CCM Update perhaps defined them best as "four-charming, thoughtful artists - these four talented gents are 'the franchise'." Part of this success is due to their compelling on-stage presence in well over 100 concerts a year. They have encountered sell-out crowds all over the United States, Canada, Brazil, Europe, Australia, South Africa, China, Jamaica, as well as the French West Indies.
Millions of people worldwide have been exposed to the unique music of Acappella through national television appearances, and by hearing them as the "voice" of Sony Camcorder commercials. Most Acappella fans, however, know them from albums that have won them the reputation for "superb quality". These albums include We Have Seen His Glory, Rescue, and Acappella Hymns For all the World which Release Magazine praised for "flawless vocals". The publication added further that "this foursome has vocal harmonies down to a science - no, make that an art."
The Acappella Company began as a dream in the mind of young Keith Lancaster. With an exceptional vocal range, and a unique ability to compose memorable songs, Keith recorded his first album, singing all the parts a cappella, at an early age. Now, as the founder of The Acappella Company, Keith heads up producing the unique and diverse a cappella projects, using the finest all-vocals techniques, technology, and voices available. While still heavily involved with leadership in The Acappella Company, Keith also works as a Worship Minister in the Nashville area. You can find him every weekend before more than 3000 people at the Madison Church Of Christ. He is also director of a small singing group at David Lipscomb University.
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Away In A Manger
Review: The jubilant voices of the Acappella Company are amazingly prolific, having recorded dozens of albums through the years. Their inspirational themes are blended in a contemporary-meets-gospel style. 'Carols' was released in 1993, and features the group performing all of the best-loved holiday gems: 'O Holy Night, The First Noel,' 'Joy To The World' and 'Silent Night,' plus six more. While the production and arrangements are certainly not plain, by comparison to their original compositions, they are restrained. 'Silent Night' retains the simplicity of this ubiquitous melody, but improvises upon it, adding warmth and depth with a resonant bass and perfectly-timed harmonic backing. You can't go wrong with this one!
Songlist: Angels We Have Heard On High, O Holy Night, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Away In A Manger, The First Noel, O Come All Ye Faithful, What Child Is This, Joy To The World, Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night
Review: Ten of Acappella's best songs - in Spanish! Some friends from Mexico City came and tutored Acappella as they retracked some of their more popular songs. The result? An excellent Acappella release in, what we are told, excellent Spanish.
Songlist: Es Muy Bueno Estar Reunidos, Jamas Hables, Dulce Amistad, Mejor Que la Vida, Todo Mundo Dijo, La Cancion, A Aquel Que en el Trono Esta, Veniste a Salvarme, Mi Senor y Mi Dios, Camino con El
Review: This was the very first series album produced by the Acappella Company... and still one of the best. It's all the classic patriotic songs done Acappella style. It's an excellent album, and one of the most popular.
Songlist: America, Battle Hymn of the Republic, God of Our Fathers, God Bless America, Eternal Father, The Star Spangled Banner, America Medley, My Country 'Tis of Thee, Lift Every Voice, He's Got the Whole World In His Hands, God Bless the USA
Review: One of the premier groups in Christian/gospel a cappella, 'Acapella' has released over three dozen albums, and counting. This CD is a long-awaited 'best-of' collection, and an exemplary introduction to their musical message. This gifted amalgamation demonstrates a truly astonishing facility within a number of different songwriting styles: 'Get To The Point' has a hook that would be a hit on pop radio, 'God is Standing By' has a Caribbean flavor. The production of 'It Was the Truth' shows how a simple vocal effect can distinguish a song. 'Sing His Praises' again is a textbook example of production and arranging wizardry: the syncopated 'keyboard' octaves, the placement of the various voices (panning), and the sixteenth-note bass line create atmosphere, a tension and release. You will love this record.
Songlist: Teaching The Truth In Love, Only Truth, Special Delivery, Rescue, Hush, Get To The Point, Softly And Tenderly, If There Were No God, My Lord And My God, Good Livin', Everybody Said (But Nobody Did), I'm At Your Mercy, Let There Be Love, Not My Will But Thine, Walkin' That Line, Well On My Way, The Medley: He Gave Her Water / Lead Me to Rest / We Have Seen His Glory / I Have a Friend / Criminal on the Cross / Let's Get Together,
Review: Here we have a 1997 release by the most prolific musical ministry ever. Half of the songs are written by that endless font of musical inspiration, Keith Lancaster. Duane Adams who sang with the quartet is still writing and has a couple of compositions in addition to collaborating with Keith on the slow, profound and satisfying title track, 'Act Of God.' The other members of the current band have made significant writing and arranging contributions. They are Gary Moyers, Gary Miller, Kevin Schaffer and Steve Reischl. The production is over the top! Multi-tracking and some signal processing yields a complex texture to all the songs whose tempo is definitely rock and the fullness of a large choral group to the slower songs. We believe that our secular a cappella fans should try this recording because, musically, it is a amazing piece of work.
Songlist: He's Gonna Let You Know, Get To The Point, Act of God, House Of Praise, And They Praised God, Gotta Grow Up , Let There Be Love, Teaching The Truth In Love, Let's Show And Tell, Walking That Line
Review: The long-running success story that is the Acappella Company is based upon immaculate production, strong original songwriting, and an unwavering faith in the Creator. Produced by visionary Keith Lancaster, who wrote a portion of the material (the rest written by the group themselves), the four men of Acappella intrigue the ear with harmonies that can be reminiscent of Crosby, Stills and Nash, or classic three-part triad. The uptempo 'Ready To Go' is stirring and jubilant, while 'Begins' has a descending progression and timely modulation that is irresistibly catchy. The percolating bass, insistent refrain, and recitation vocal of the title track, 'All That I Need,' drives the message home. Sonically, the mix is richly articulated and defined, without an excess of gloss.
Songlist: Love Is The Power, Movin', Standing Right In Front of You, I Know You Know, Jesus Knows, Abba Father, Ready To Go, Begins, All That I Need, Jesus Is Coming, O Wretched Man, Praise Be To The Lord
Review: It's hard to believe! Huh? What? It's hard to believe that the snare and drum on 'Do Not Be Afraid' are vocal. But it's sampling! Sampling shmampling. To be unable to dispel the illusion of instruments, even under headphones, is something special! We're talkin' audio trompe l'oeil here folks. By the way, who is singing bass? That's one of the deepest purist bass lines we've ever heard. Beyond a doubt the more things change with Acappella, the more they stay the same - terrific! There are songs which have arrangements so simple that the fine harmony of four voices, without any studio trickery, carry the message and you don't get distracted by the music. There is an addition of jazz chording that expands the possibilities of the group in exciting directions. Acappella just keeps getting better!
Songlist: Tell Me Something I Don't Know, And My God Will Meet All Your Needs, I Can Rejoice, If There Were No God, Do Not Be Afraid, When You're There, God Inhabits Our Praise, I'm At Your Mercy, He Did It Again, Brave New World
Review: Contemporary Christian group Acappella's Christmas CD features many original compositions with the sophisticated production for which the group is known, along with several traditionals, such as 'Go Tell It On The Mountain.' The consonant and stirring harmonies are intricately woven, and the group favors effects processing on some of the vocal tracks, giving them a modern edge. Even when singing about the birth of Christ thousands of years ago, the songs can be energetic and uptempo, such as 'Merry Christmas,' with it's swinging walking bass, and vocal slides. 'The Reason For The Season' meanders through a doo wop feel into a 6/8 meter, while 'That's What I Love About Christmas' is a whimsical jazz-influenced number, with vocal trumpet and trombone solos. The group adds occasional percussion or keyboard to ornament certain tracks, but Acappella's vocal arrangements, and the quality of the performances, are already as filled with bounty as Santa's sleigh!
Songlist: There Were Angels, A Tiny Child, Go Tell It On The Mountain, Joseph's Song, That's What I Love About Christmas, No Other Day, Christmas Medley, Now You're Here, Merry Christmas, The Reason For The Season
Review: Our first Classics album released in the early 90's. This album stands out as a collection of 'best of Contemporary Christian'. When we decided to do this album, these were the first 10 songs we thought of. Songs from artists like the late Rich Mullins, Michael W. Smith, the Imperials, Amy Grant, Petra, and the Gaither Trio. It's hard to beat songs like these.
Songlist: Awesome God, Thy Word, We Are His Hands, Because He Lives, Father's Eyes, Coloring Song, El -Shaddai, Friends, Soon and Very Soon, We Will Stand
Review: These are the new classics. Songs by Wayne Watson, Petra, Sandi Patty, Ray Boltz, and others. All done in the a cappella style you've come to expect. An excellent album with arrangements that are true to the originals.
Songlist: Looking Out For #1, O Happy Day, Via Dolorosa, Thank You, Lift Him Up, When God Ran, All Rise, Do Right, How Could You Say No?, In The Name Of The Lord
Review: What do you get when you cross Beethoven with Otis Redding? Acappella Classycal. This album comes from the roots of it's producer, Gary Moyers. It is a blend of classical and the not quite classic. You'll hear Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee mixed with Lean On Me, a nice treatment of the Pachabel Cannon, Arabian Dance from the Nutcracker Suite, and much more. if you enjoy classical music, this album is highly recommended.
Songlist: Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Variations On A Shaker Hymn, In The Hall Of The Mountain King, Goin' Home, Allegro (From Concerto Grosso), Arabian Dance, Canon In D, Hallelujah Chorus, O Sacred Head
Review: These songs center around the act of communion. The central theme being the sacrifice of Jesus, this album draws you closer to meditating on Him. These are songs you know. Songs you've sung all your life, like Were You There, Jesus Paid It All, At The Cross, and Kum Ba Ya.
Songlist: Let Us Break Bread Together, I Gave My Life For Thee, There Is A Fountain, According To Thy Gracious Word, My Jesus I Love Thee, At The Cross, Jesus Paid It All, Nothing But The Blood, Were You There?, Kum Ba Ya
Review: Keith Lancaster's Acappella Company of brings us another finely crafted collection of 16 original songs by Acappella Praise & Worship. Keith has produced the album, with Gary Miller, who also wrote, or co-wrote, and composed a number of lovely songs: 'We Will Sing,' 'Beautiful Lamb,' 'Lord We Love You,' 'Plenty Good News,' 'Lord' and 'Holy Lord.' Keith Lancaster wrote and composed 'Hear the Voice of The Lord,' 'Covenant of Love,' 'O Lord, Deliver Me,' 'Walking in the Light,' 'I Am Unworthy,' 'One Thing I Ask' and 'Lift Up My Soul.' Gary Moyers has also written and composed 'And So I Bow' and 'O Magnify The Lord;' and the title tune was written and composed by Jon Mark Hurley. All of these Contemporary Christian songs are inspirational, feel-good songs of faith that lend themselves to singing along with the vocalists. All the lyrics are thoughtfully included in the liner notes. A beautiful collection from the good folks in Paris, Tennessee!
Songlist: We Will Sing, Exalt Him, Hear the Voice of the Lord, Beautiful Lamb, Lord We Love You, And So I Bow, Covenant of Love, O Lord, Deliver Me, Plenty Good News, Walking in the Light, Lord, I Am Unworthy, Holy Lord, One Thing I Ask, Lift Up My Soul, O Magnify the Lord
Review: The Acappella Company, a male inspirational quartet, has the knack of writing clever arrangements without sacrificing emotional intensity, and their intelligent production lends a modern edge and sheen. Some cuts have percussion tracks, which arenUt employed as a live trap kit would be, but add groove and fullness. 'Family Christmas' includes twenty-one holiday carols and hymns, some of which were included previously on their two former Christmas CDUs (also in stock), and four from their childrenUs recording. Some of the older tracks have been refreshed and re-mixed with new vocals for this release, and 'Mary Did You Know,' 'O Holy Night' 'Away In A Manger' and 'Little Drummer Boy' are brand new.
Songlist: Mary Did You Know , Away In a Manger, A Tiny Child, The First Noel, Noel, Silent Night, Joy to the World, There Were Angels, O Come, O Come Emanuel, Christmas Medley, No Other Day, Here We Come A Carolling Medley, That's What I Love About Christmas, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Angels We Have Heard On High, Jesus Carol, Merry Christmas, What Child Is This, Is Born a Savior, O Holy Night, Little Drummer Boy
All Over The World
Review: Keith Lancaster's prolific, Tennessee-based Acapella Company presents this Contemporary quintet, featuring Allen Brantley, Keith's son Anthony Lancaster, Robin Brannon, Zac George and Zachary Wilson. All 11 songs here are written and composed by Keith, 'Calling Forth,' 'Let Me Tell You,' 'Something To Hold On To,' the inspiring round 'All Over The World,' 'Fill Us,' 'Joined Together,' 'Almighty God,' 'Find Your Way,' 'Going Down To The River,' 'For Your Deliverance' and 'May The Presence Of The Lord.' Keith Lancaster has also produced the album. The wonderful deep-bassed harmonies and inspiring lyrics will surely help you 'Find Your Way,' through the soulful ministry of the Acapella Company!
Songlist: Calling Forth, Let Me Tell You, Something To Hold On To, All Over The World, Fill Us, Joined Together, Almighty God, Find Your Way, Going Down to the River, Find Your Deliverance, May the Presence of the Lord
Review: Acappella Gold is a collection of some of the best songs from two earlier albums, Conquerors and Better Than Life. This is the old sound that Acappella became famous for under Keith Lancaster and Rodney Britt. You can't ask for more classic than this!
Songlist: A Cappella, Better Than Life, Everybody Praise, He Gave Her Water, We Bow Down, John The Revelator, More Than A Friend, Do You Love The Lord, When I Say Farewell, Rock-A-My Soul, The Time Has Come, Let's Get Together
Review: Another two-for-one re-release featuring 18 songs. The Acappella Company has created a dynasty, and their recordings are always exceptionally well produced and arranged. When they interpret a gospel tune or spiritual, however, they absolutely shine. The versatility of the stylistic embellishments that they routinely employ is amazing, and it's these nuances – a bar of rhythmic counterpoint here, a half step swoop into a repeating phrase there – that bring such lasting satisfaction. 'Old Time Gospel' is exactly that, while 'Stamp of Approval' is lifted straight from the Philly school of '70's soul; 'There Is No Excuse' is an midtempo raver that is part O'Jays and a little bit urban too. Lots of goodies here.
Songlist: Inspiration, Old Time Gospel, Stamp of Approval, Jesus in the U.S.A., Hold On, Giving Me Joy, I Know Love, We Are One, There Is No Excuse, Two Hearts, Soul Doctor, His Grace Is True, Let Me Show You Me, No More Wasted Years, Go Out Quickly, Education, Old Time Gospel, Right Way
War with Myself
Review: The ministry of Paris, Tennessee's The Acappella Company and Keith Lancaster continues beautifully with the Lancaster-produced 'Heaven and Earth' by the four young men who call themselves Acappella. Lancaster's writing talents are everywhere on this CD, 'War With Myself,' 'Emergency,' 'You Are There,' 'Glory and Honor,' 'Gone Away' and 'Take Me There' feature words and music by himself or with the group. The group's Gary Evans wrote 'Y.R.A.G. Radio Segue,' 'Dime Rhyme Segue' was written by Matt Nunnally, and Nicolas Dunbar shared writing credits on 'War With Myself' and 'Take Me There.' 12 strong cuts, notable for their contemporary sound and feel, with flavors of hip-hop, jazz, r&b and other genres, with steady, understated guest beatbox by Tony Brown. But the message of Christian faith and belief shines strongly throughout, riding the natural vocal talents and deep feeling of these extraordinary young men. One of the best Contemporary Christian CDs we've ever heard!
Songlist: War with Myself, Dust in the Wind, Dime Rhyme Segue, One Ragged Angel, They are the Roses, Emergency, You are There, Glory and Honor, Y.R.A.G Radio Segue, Gone Away, Take Me There, Give Me Jesus
Review: One of the most prolific and successful ministries, on every level, is that of the Contemporary Christian group Acappella, produced by visionary songwriter and arranger Keith Lancaster. Every one of their many CDs, going back to the 1980s, features immaculate production and excellence in vocals, songwriting and arranging, driven by a deep faith in God and their ministry. 'Hymns' is no exception, and features 12 hymns written back as early as 1815 (the words to all are included in the nicely-done liner notes), arranged by Lancaster and members of the group. Dated and dry? Hardly–just listen to the driving contemporary rhythms in the arrangements of 'Great Is Thy Faithfulness' and 'Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary.' Beautiful harmonies and timeless words add up to another winner for Acappella!
Songlist: Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary, The Great Physician, Pass Me Not, Sweet Hour Of Prayer, Victory In Jesus, In The Cross, We Praise Thee O Lord, There Is A Habitation, In The Sweet By And By, Where He Leads Me I Will Follow, There's Not A Friend Like The Lowly Jesus
Review: We have come to expect certain things from 4-man Acappella, one of the most talented and prolific Gospel groups. First, that producer Keith Lancaster would pen and arrange at least half the songs, and second, that the deeply felt leads and harmonies would be perfect. 'Hymns' surprises in that it's a cover CD, with only arrangements from Mr. Lancaster. That said, the arrangements are incredible! 10 songs' 'All Hail The Power,' 'When I Survey/Old Rugged Cross,' 'Softly and Tenderly,' the driving, rhythmic 'Rock of Ages,' 'Holy, Holy, Holy,' a jazzy, joyous 'In The Garden,' 'Just As I Am,' the stunning 'Amazing Grace,' a reggae-flavored 'Blessed Assurance' and a personal favorite, ' It Is Well.' It is as if we are hearing these beautiful songs for the first time. Another triumph for Acappella!
Songlist: All Hail the Power, When I Survey/ Old Rugged Cross, Softly and Tenderly, Rock of Ages, Holy, Holy, Holy, In the Garden, Just As I Am, Amazing Grace, Blessed Assurance, It Is Well
Review: Tennessee-based The Acappella Company is a prolific mixed Contemporary Christian chorus, and 'In His Presence' is part of their 3-part 'Praise and Worship' series. The size of the group their names or a photo are conspicuously absent from the liner notes, which only have the lyrics to all this original music, written mostly by Keith Lancaster, John K. Green and Gary Miller. We feel that this is purposely done, placing the focus on the music and the message and taking it away from the singers-and we find this authentic and refreshing. That description also applies to the music, all joyous a cappella. 16 feel-good songs, from 'God Has Smiled On Me,' 'Let Us Worship' and 'He Will Be Raised Up,' to 'The Lord Reigns Forever,' the title tune and 'Jesus Will Fix It.' The A Cappella Company has always been one of our favorites, and we especially like this series! Recommended.
Songlist: God Has Smiled On Me, Hide Me Away, O Lord, Don't Be Afraid, Guide Us, He Gives The Victory To All, Let Us Worship, He Will Be Raised Up, The Lord Reigns Forever, In God We Trust , I've Got The Joy Of The Lord, With All My Heart , Worthy Lord, You Are There, Let Us Approach The Throne, In His Strength, Jesus Will Fix It
Review: The Acappella Company brings us another Contemporary Christian winner from the 3-part 'Praise and Worship' series from Tennessee. Again, the names, pictures and indeed any personal information about the mixed-voice chorus are omitted from the liner notes, placing the focus squarely on the music and the message. The purpose of the CD being to glorify Jesus, not the egos of the singers, we respect this and find it commendable. The songs are largely originals written by Keith Lancaster, Gary Miller and John K. Green.16 upbeat, positive songs, from 'Give Thanks,' 'Shout of Praise' and 'More' to 'Open My Heart,' 'Lord, I Want to Be a Servant,' the title tune and 'I'm Free.' There's not really a weak cut here, and the feeling and spirit carry throughout. Recommended!
Songlist: Give Thanks, Spiritual Touch, Shout Of Praise, How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place, There Is No Other Name, More, Lord We Worship Your Name, We Have Seen His Glory , Open My Heart, Lord, I Want To Be A Servant, In Your Presence, Now To Him, Better Than Life, To Him Who Sits On The Throne, You Are The God, I'm Free
Review: A Cappella: Live from Paris. Paris, Tennessee, that is -- home of Acappella Ministries! This dynamic quartet, Gary Evans (he of the foundation-shaking bass), Kevin Schaffer, Steve Maxwell and Barry Wilson, are in their element here. A wildly-cheering and clapping, fingers-to-the-sky audience sings along and urges their boys on. And Acappella gives it all right back: Gospel ('I Feel Good,' 'Roll Jordan, Roll,' 'Holy City,' 'This Little Light of Mine' and 'Amazing Grace'), Reggae ('Everybody Said,' and 'Shut De Do,'), Doo-Wop ('Love Is The Power,' 'Victory In Jesus,' 'Hush,' and the finger-snapping 'Jesus Knows'), Contemporary Christian ('Sweet Fellowship' and 'Peace Be Still'), and even a jazzy faux-instrument a cappella gem called 'Instrupella.' It's all feel-good, Jesus-loving music, and you don't need to bring your French-English dictionary!
Songlist: I Feel Good, Roll Jordon Roll, Sweet Fellowship, Holy City, Everybody Said, This Little Light, Love is the Power, Instrupella, Victory in Jesus, Hush, Peace Be Still, Jesus Knows, Shut De Do, Amazing Grace
Review: What do you get when you take hymns that everyone loves, do it a cappella, but use no words? Acappella Melodies. This is a wonderfully relaxing album, perfect for prayer time and meditation. You'll hear the songs you've sung all your life, done in thoughtful arrangements designed to relax. Nothing but melodies.
Songlist: We Gather Together, Hallelujah, What A Savior, Doxology/Christ, We Do All Adore Thee, A Wonderful Savior, Theme of Love, I Surrender All, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Fairest Lord Jesus, This Is My Father's World, Angel's Longing
Review: 'Platinum' is the latest gem from the most prolific 4-man musical ministry ever. Blending their inspirational themes in a contemporary-meets-gospel style, the joyous voices of Acappella have recorded dozens of wonderful albums through the years, all featuring immaculate production, strong original songwriting, and a powerful. Characteristically, 10 of the 12 songs are written by producer Keith Lancaster: 'Don't Be Talkin' 'Bout Friends,' 'I Can Walk,' 'Now To Him,' 'Piper Song' ( about Keith's daughter ), 'La Song,' a strong arrangement of 'He Leadeth Me,' 'Growin' Up In The Lord,' 'Water From The Well,' 'Share What We've Got' and 'Livin' Inside.' The excellent songwriting is rivaled only by the spirited leads and soaring harmonies. Inspiring and absolutely beautiful!
Songlist: Don't Be Talkin Bout Friends, I Can Walk, Now To Him, Piper Song, La Song, Humble Thyself, He Leadeth Me, Growin' Up in the Lord, Water from the Well, Share What We've Got, Livin' Inside, Peace Be Still
Radiance Of God's Glory
Review: Twenty four years have passed since Tennessee-based Acappella Company first began their quiet ministry together, the dream of a young Keith Lancaster. For years an all-male quartet and now a sextet, Acappella has recorded over 26 excellent CDs and established its reputation as the premier all-vocal group of the Christian music industry. Lancaster again is producer of the album, and we are treated to several more Lancaster originals, 'fullness of God,' 'all men will know,' 'to whom shall we go,' 'radiance of God's glory,' 'be devoted,' the wonderful 'Lord save me,' 'no one ever,' and the powerful final cut, 'a prayer of david.' Ten songs in total, all a cappella. Although there are some cool pix of the group hanging out in some sort of greasy spoon in the liner notes, the Acappella Company isn't about glorifying themselves, as even the singers' names are only mentioned once, in small print-the focus is on Jesus and their ministry. Their slogan is, 'hear it in our voice,' and we can, and so can the millions of people who have seen this great vocal group perform and/or bought a CD. We loved every cut of 'Radiance,' Contemporary Christian a cappella at its very finest!
Songlist: Fullness Of God, All Men Will Know, To Whom Shall We Go, Sanctify My Heart, Radiance Of God's Glory, Sanctify My Heart, Be Devoted, Temptations Of Christ, Lord Save Me, No One Ever, A Prayer Of David
Review: No one song more captures the essence of Acappella than Rescue. It is by far the most requested song in concert and tops the group's 'most favorite list' as submitted by their fans. If you want to hear where the quartet really started cooking, Rescue is the album for you.
Songlist: Listen to Him, Rescue, John 10 (Introduction to Life), Life, Who Is Gonna Tell the Child?, Everybody Said (But Nobody Did), It Is Good For Us to Be Here, That Could Have Been Me, Take It Away, That They May All Be One, I Have a Friend
Review: It seems important to this reviewer to follow the contributions of different singers to the legacy of outstanding a cappella music which has eventuated from Keith Lancaster. This recording was released in 1993 and features the voices of Duane Adams, Wayburn Dean, George Pendegrass and Gary Moyers (who is now president of the Ministries). All but two of these inspirational songs were written by Keith who also produced the album. It's a strong, rich, full recording with overdubbing aplenty to create textures which vary from rock ('Only Truth') through R&B ('Lead Me To Rest') into the jazz chord opening of 'Special Kind Of Love' and on through the light reggae sound and rhythm of 'Long Way To Go.' Rhythms and rhymes alike all point the listener toward the Lord. It's a wonderful ministry of song.
Songlist: Only Truth, Set Me Free, More Precious Than Gold, Not My Will But Thine, My Lord And My God, Lead Me To Rest, Nobody But Jesus, Special Kind Of Love, Long Way To Go, Hush, Stand On The Rock, Everything We Need
Review: 'Fellowshipping with one another as we're walking in the light' is the opening couplet of the title track and spiritual message of this 1988 recording. The beginning of the album sounds exactly like the 'sound' we've come to expect from Keith Lancaster who wrote all the songs but the three traditional tunes. Sweet harmonies on top of an upbeat rhythm create an enjoyable contemporary spiritual sound that is nicely juxtaposed with the traditional gospel tunes, 'For The Lost' and 'View That Holy City.' Just when we're getting complacent, a driving sampled rhythm provides a feel of the most contemporary rock a cappella. That's 'Well On My Way.' What a production! The voices of Rodney Britt, Wayburn Dean, Gary Moyers and George Pendergrass integrate so well it seems impossible to imagine any other lineup even when we know change did come.
Songlist: Sweet Fellowship, Criminal On The Cross, For The Lost, View That Holy City, Well On My Way, His Righteousness, I Feel Good, To Win As Many As Possible, Answer My Prayer, To Be With You
Review: The very first release by Acappella featuring a young Keith Lancaster singing lead and sharing his heart through song. It was the beginning of a long and succesful career and twenty years later, people are still singing these songs and this CD is still in great demand. A classic!
Songlist: Mountain Top, God Bless the U.S.A., Jesus Is Your Ticket, Wedding Day, Travelin Shoes, Easter Song, Praise the Lord, Shut De Do, Be Ye Glad, You Put This Love In My Heart
Review: From the Islands, to Africa, and back again, this album covers a wide range of styles. Featuring songs by Keith Lancaster, Duane Adams and George Pendergrass, this is an album of contemporary praise. On this recording Duane Adams, Wayburn Dean, Gary Moyers and George Pendergrass are joined by the A.C.M.S. Chorus. Selections include 'Sing to the Glory,' 'We Will See Jesus,' 'Good Livin'' and 'I Understand.'
Songlist: Sing To the Glory, We Have Seen His Glory, Glory In His Name, We Will See Jesus, How Can I Truly Say?, Good Livin', Talk to Jah, Angels Long to Look, I Understand, To Him Who Sits on the Throne
Review: How perfectly appropriate to review a wedding CD on Valentine's Day! Some songs will be fresh to the ears while others have been around wedding chapels for years. 'You Are Everything' is a contemporary song that is similar to a James Taylor song in both title and melody. The allure of 'The Wedding Song' has always been a mystery, however this arrangement has been modified for the better with restructuring of the rhythmic and harmonic foundations. It is a much more enjoyable song. The same Don McLean that was drinking whiskey and rye also composed a few love songs: 'And I Love You So' is a favorite on this collection. 'A Whole New World' is the signature Disney delegate and a perfect duet for any ceremony. 'The Lord's Prayer' is an adaptation of the original, though lyrically simplified it is harmonically rich. This collection is mixed voices and all songs are suitable for either male or female solo. Each song is represented twice: one version is the studio version and the other is an accompanied version minus the solo for ceremonial use. All songs have a youthful zest and would fall in the contemporary Christian pop category
Songlist: You Are Everything, I Will Be Here, The Wedding Song, Doubly Good to You, The Lord's Prayer, Wedding March, The Colour Of My Love, Faithful And True (Contemporary), Faithful And True (Traditional), And I Love You So, A Whole New World, Oh Perfect Love, You Are Everything - track, I Will Be Here - track, The Wedding Song - track, Doubly Good to You - track, The Lord's Prayer - track, The Colour Of My Love - track, And I Love You So - track, Oh Perfect Love - track
Review: It is nearly impossible to compile all of the best songs that Keith Lancaster adapted from the scriptures onto 1 CD. That is why 'Word of God' is 2 CD's and is 50 songs Long Play. This is a compilation of both Old and New Testament passages featuring fables, miracles and inspiration that are infinitely inspiring. The arrangements are straightforward, finger snapping and sing along contemporary acappella in close harmony with traces of Gospel and R&B influence. All songs were specially selected from previous A Cappella releases. If you are new to Keith Lancaster and the A Cappella Company, 'Word of God – Long Play' is a great introduction. A Cappella is an internationally renowned and respected group of singers dedicated to spreading God's Word in harmony.
Songlist: More Precious Than Gold, To Him Who Sits On the Throne, How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place, Angels Long To Look Into These Things, I Delight In the Lord, Better Than Life, O Wretched Man, Covenant Of Love, Now to Him, One Thing I Ask, You Are There, Glory In His Name, Hard Pressed, Hide Me Away, O Lord, What Do You Think, And My God Will Meet All Your Needs, Let Us Then Approach the Throne, Walking In the Light, Sing To the Glory, Praise Be To the Lord, And So I Bow, Be Strong and Courageous, Listen To Him, Everything We Need
O What A Glorious God
Review: 'Glorious God' is the second release in the popular 'Praise & Harmony' series, which features a wonderful choir of nearly 300 mixed-voice singers who sing an uplifting collection of 25 songs of worship. These joyous songs make us want to get up and sing along, and a vocal training disc is also included, so that we can even learn and memorize the SATB harmony parts! Favorites are hard to pick here, because founder Keith Lancaster's sure touch is everywhere-three songs, many of the arrangements and the production are his. The soaring bass line of 'Let Us Worship,' the tender 'I Worship You, Almighty God,' 'Holy and Anointed One' with its sweet refrain, 'Your name is like honey on my lips, your spirit like water to my soul…', the inspirational 'The Battle Belongs to the Lord,' the call and response 'Hallowed Be Thy Name,' Keith Lancaster's own 'Worthy Lord,' 'One Thing I Ask' and 'Glory and Honor,' the powerful 'He Is Jehovah,' the rhythmic round 'King of Kings,' the title tune 'O What A Glorious God,' 'Celebrate Jesus,' one of our favorite tunes, 'Down To The River,' 'Christian Jubilee' and the rich crescendos of 'Days Of Elijah…' each of these is a well-chosen gem. One of the most prolific Contemporary Christian ministries, with 27 titles, Acappella Company is also one of our favorites, because the music and lyrics are filled with love, and, in the words of their slogan, 'you can hear it in our voice.' We can, and we know you'll love 'Glorious God!' Includes a vocalist training CD to help you learn your part (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) on each of these great songs. This set is a wonderful teaching tool for churches and singing groups.
Songlist: Let Us Worship, Worthy Lord, I Worship You, Almighty God, There Is None Like You , Holy And Anointed One, Here I Am To Worship, The Battle Belongs To The Lord, Come Let Us Sing, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Beautiful Lamb Of God, Lord, Your Tenderness, One Thing I Ask, Glory And Honor, He Is Jehovah, King of Kings, Great Is The Lord Almighty, O What A Glorious God, Celebrate Jesus, God Has Smiled On Me, East To West, Down To The River, Christian Jubilee, Blessed Be The Lord God Almighty, Shout To The Lord, Days of Elijah
Review: Holy God is a chorus of voices, hundreds strong, glorifying an indescribable God. Recorded in Tulsa with over 300 singers from all over the United States, Holy God is third in the Praise & Harmony series that is sweeping across the world. Hundreds of churches are using this series as training ground for their corporate worship. Thousands more immerse themselves into their personal worship on a daily basis with albums from the Praise & Harmony. Holy God will certainly fill the demand for both. Also included is a vocalist training disc that allows you to learn to sing each song in harmony and experience the power of Praise & Harmony yourself.
Songlist: Praise the Lord, O Worship the King, Come Thou Almighty King, We Praise Thee O God, My Hope is Built, All Hail the Power of Jesus Name, Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee, Doxology, He Leadeth Me, Nearer, Still Nearer, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, It May Be at Morn, It Is Well With My Soul, Christ the Lord is Risen, Christ We Do All Adore Thee, O Sacred Head, Hallelujah! What a Savior, O Praise the Lord, Lord We Come Before Thee Now, I Need Thee Every Hour, On Zion's Glorious Summit, The Lord is in His Holy Temple, Holy, Holy, Holy, O Lord, Our Lord, All Creatures of Our God and King
Review: Recorded in June of 2009 at Lipscomb University, Only God features nearly 200 voices, singing God's praises in a congregational setting. As an added bonus, there is a vocalist training CD included to help you learn your part (soprano, alto, tenor, or bass) on each of these great songs. You can use Only God as a teaching tool to help your congregation or singing group learn this collection of 25 new songs
Songlist: Agnus Dei, Hosanna, Lord I Lift Your Name On High, We Will Worship the Lamb of Glory, Blessed Be the Name of the Lord, Blessed be Your Name, In the Name of the Lord, Worthy is the Lamb, O How He Loves You and Me, Surround Us O Lord, Glorify Thy Name, More, You Are the One for Me, You're the One, In Christ Alone, A New Annointing, If You Miss Me, Refiner's Fire, Restore My Soul, Shield About Me, He Will Come and Save You, Ancient Words, Christ Above Me, Now to Him, Take the Lord With You
Review: The first release in the new Praise & Harmony series, this album highlights more than 200 vocalists who form the choir for this outstanding collection of 25 worship songs. From the peaceful and contemplative to the joyfully upbeat - many in fresh, new arrangements by Keith Lancaster - these songs will fill your heart with praise. Included also is a a vocalist training CD to help you learn your part (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) oof each of these great songs. This set is a wonderful teaching tool for both choirs and groups as well as an exceptional listening experience. There is also a matching songbook.
Songlist: Awesome God, Ain't No Rock, Great Are You Lord, We Trust In This Name of the Lord, Give Thanks to the Lord, My Life is in You, Wonderful Merciful Savior, Lamb of God, Hide Me Away, O Lord, Open My Heart, Open the Eyes of My Heart, In Your Presence, I Stand In Awe of You, Lord Reign In Me, Covenant of Love, There Is No Other Name, It's All Right, We Will Glorify, Come to the Table, Don't Be Afraid, How Excellent Is Thy Name, Firm Foundation, My Only Hope Is You, You Are My All In All, That's Why We Praise Him