From: United Kingdom
Genre: Christian/Gospel, Rock, Alternative
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Many artists re-release an album nine months after the original release. Well at 7Core Music we decided to do this with a twist. After the successful release of ‘Good News’ we’ve decided to release the EP ‘Really Good News’. We see it as a bolt on to ‘Good News’. And to top it off what makes ‘Really Good News’ really good is that it’s free.
THE HEART BEHIND THE SONGS:
‘The Good News’ explored what the good news is all about and ‘Really Good News’ takes that theme to the next level. ‘Fire’ declares that we fold, that we resolve to nothing except Christ and that there is a fire in our hearts that burns for the one who paid all our debt. ‘Heaven’s Open’ declares that heaven is already open and that we live in a place where we can see lives radically changed, healed and restored as heaven touches earth. The powerful ‘Fully Satisfied’ taken from Colossians 2 proclaims the truth that “IN Christ the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form and WE have been given the fullness of God the head of every power and authority” - As those found IN Christ we are / can be fully satisfied in God. ‘Passion’ declares that IN Christ everyone can have a hope and a new life. The EP finishes with ‘I’m Alive’ taking the message of 2 Corinthians 5 and stating the amazing truth that we are now alive in Christ. That what Christ did wasn’t for a chosen few or a special select group but it was for the whole world! Reclaiming the word ecstasy to it’s true meaning and declaring the GOOD NEWS that One died for all, therefore all died.
The Good News is scandalous, it’s radical, it’s SO good, it’s REALLY GOOD!
GOOD NEWS ALBUM REVIEWS:
“One of the finest worship albums ever to emanate from the British Church”
Christian Marketplace Magazine
“An exciting album and one that looks set to become a major player in the UK CCM scene.”
Geoff Howlett – Never For Nothing 9/10
“Envelope pushing musical arrangements and poignant praises of God’s love and mercy”
Andy Argyrakis – Christianity Today (USA) 4/5
“This is rich, deep, sonically satisfying worship music”
Tony Cummings – Cross Rhythms 10/10
“Ian’s sublime and unique style cleverly mixes sounds to produce a diverse album full of creativeness”
Dave Wood – Louder Than The Music 4.5/5
Ian is a Christian singer/songwriter/musician from Liverpool UK, passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone. He is
married to Kate and leads musical worship at their home church, Bootle Elim. His first album 'The Hope and The Glory’ was released in Spring
2010. Cross Rhythms (Tony Cummings) called it "an epic album". M-Brio Music said, "It will challenge, inspire and engage you". It was followed up
in 2012 by the highly acclaimed ‘Good News’ album. Ian is also part of Elim Sound, an exciting initiative that seeks to inspire, create and equip
worship leaders and teams within the Elim movement of churches through networking and resourcing.