Every now and then, we'll bring you a wrap-up of music DVDs that come through our offices. Here, four of our reviewers deliver the good, the bad and the bottom line on a dozen discs from the latter part of '04.
Gary Anglin and the Voices of CCC (CCC Music Group)
The concert features worship leader Gary Anglin, backed by the Voices of CCC, the choir from the Christian Cultural Center in New York. The concert is visually and aurally superb, with highlights including "Give Him All the Praise," "Enter In," "Hallelujah" and "Father We Worship You." Excellent camera work gives the full sense of activity throughout the concert and tastefully uses pan and fade techniques to accentuate rather than distract from the worship experience. The DVD also includes interviews with Anglin and other songwriters and producers.
Extras include lots of promotion for the Christian Cultural Center, home to the group and the label that produced the CD. Unfortunately, most of these extras have very loose connections to the actual concert or viewer interests. Examples: a series of photos of Anglin with various celebrities; vignettes of celebrities talking about the church; a PSA featuring Anglin and a 15-minute sermonette followed by a cheesy ad.
The Bottom Line:
The concert portion of the DVD is exceptional. However, the quality of the overall production is marred by too many unnecessary extras.
Hillsong + Delirious
[UP] Unified:Praise (Hillsong/Integrity)
The Good:Delirious, the renowned UK rock-worship band, joins Australia's famed praise team (led by Darlene Zschech) and over 20,000 worshippers down under for Hillsong Conference in July 2003. Both groups offer their usual passion and excellence ...1
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