The Music Page

Defying Gravity by John Elefante JOHN ELEFANTE
"Defying Gravity"
1999/Pamplin Records

Former Kansas lead singer brings a classic 1980s rock style to a selection of Christian music written by himself and his brother Dino, featuring "If You Just Believe", which compares itself to Pink Floyd's tunes from The Wall, as well as "Pass The Flame", "The Stream", "Defying Gravity", "The Truth, The Life", "The Way That You Love Me", "Exit 39", and "Don't Leave The Band".
Corridors by John Elefante JOHN ELEFANTE
1997/Pamplin Records

The album that came out before Defying Gravity, which contains another set of excellent, if not quite as rocking, tunes from the same artist. Featured tunes include "Treasures Of Heaven", "I Know You're There", "Not Just Any Other Day", "Eyes Of My Heart", "Fall", and "Where Does Our Love Go".
Revival In Belfast by Robin Mark ROBIN MARK
"Revival In Belfast"
1999/Integrity Music

Irish-styled praise and worship music, a good deal of which songs I have been familiarized with at Southwick Assembly of God. My favorite song from this collection is "You're The Lion Of Judah", which here features a thunderous-sounding bridge section that makes you think of Faithful and True coming down from heaven (in Revelation chapter 19) with His army of saints, ready to do battle.
Come Heal This Land by Robin Mark ROBIN MARK
"Come Heal This Land"
2001/Integrity Music

More Irish-styled praise and worship music from Robin Mark, featuring the title track, plus "Take Us To The River", "Glory To The Lord Our God", "In The Beauty Of Holiness", "Not By Might", "What The Lord Has Done In Me", and "Behold The Son Of God". Also featured are renditions of "Lord Have Mercy", "Forever", and "Ancient Words" which appear on Michael W. Smith's Worship and Worship Again albums.
Revival In Belfast II by Robin Mark ROBIN MARK
"Revival In Belfast II"
2004/Integrity Music

Robin Mark and his worship team in Northern Ireland come through again with this three-quel album featuring his writing, musical, and vocal talents on "I Heard The Sound Of Voices", "Kings And Nations", "Miracle In My Heart", "Some Kind Of Love", "My Song Is Love Unknown", "Soul's Desire", "There's A Cry", "Oh Jerusalem", and "The Wonder Of Your Cross".
NOTE: A Robin Mark "greatest hits" worship album called Days Of Elijah, containing songs from all three of his listed worship albums, has been recently released.
High And Lifted Up by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir BROOKLYN TABERNACLE CHOIR
"High And Lifted Up"
1999/Atlantic Records

A friend of mine from another church gave me this tape, which I later bought as a CD. It's a pretty good selection of worship songs, including the classic "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" with an additional verse thrown in. "We Are United" features a reggae-style rhythm you can dance to. My favorites from this include "Praise Ye The Lord", "My Help Cometh From The Lord", "Father We Adore Thee", and "Blessed Be The Lord".
Songs 4 Worship album SONGS 4 WORSHIP:
"Shout To The Lord"
2000/Time-Life Records

A good 2-disc starter album for those looking for worship music, featuring "Celebrate Jesus", "This Is The Day", "I Exalt Thee", "Lord I Lift Your Name On High", "Shout To The Lord", "I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever", "Thy Word", "Awesome God", "He Has Made Me Glad", "All Hail King Jesus", and "Majesty".
i-Worship: A Total Worship Experience i-WORSHIP: A TOTAL WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
2002/Integrity Music

Another good 2-disc compilation album which contains a nonstop selection of praise and worship music, featuring "Come, Now Is The Time To Worship", "My Redeemer Lives", "Every Move I Make", "God Of Wonders", "Blessed Assurance", "I Can Only Imagine", "As The Deer", and many more. One of my favorites from this collection is the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir's "Jesus, We Crown You With Praise".
The Movie Soundtrack
2000/Reunion Records

A collection of various-styled Christian music from the Cloud Ten Pictures film based on the Tim LaHaye/Jerry Jenkins novel, featuring tunes from Michael W. Smith, Kathy Triccoli, Bob Carlisle, Avalon, Third Day, Larue, Jake, Rebecca St. James, V*enna, Plus One, Clay Crosse, and the theme song from Bryan Duncan with Shine MK.
Worship by Michael W Smith MICHAEL W. SMITH
2001/Reunion Records

From the Christian artist who produced such radio hits as "My Place In This World" and "I Will Be Here For You" and also co-wrote Amy Grant's "Thy Word" is an album full of worship songs such as "Heart Of Worship", "Draw Me Close", "Open The Eyes Of My Heart", "Breathe", the chorus version of "Awesome God", and "Above All" (both live and studio versions).
Worship Again by Michael W Smith MICHAEL W. SMITH
"Worship Again"
2002/Reunion Records

More new worship songs perfomed live, featuring "You Are The Lord", "Ancient Words", "Lord Have Mercy" (including a studio version with Amy Grant), "I Can Hear Your Voice", "I Give You My Heart", "There Is None Like You", and "You Are Holy". There's also a bonus track called "There She Stands", which I think is dedicated to the Statue of Liberty.
Worship Together's Revival Generation WORSHIP TOGETHER
"Revival Generation: 12 Songs That Rocked A Nation"
1998/Worship Together Records

Matt Redman, Delirious?, Noel Richards, Paul Oakley, Peter Townend, and some other artists lend their talents in this selection of live worship tunes performed in the United Kingdom, featuring one of my favorites "Champion", which reminds me of Queen's "We Are The Champions" but done in honor of Jesus Christ.
3 Ships by Jon Anderson (approximate cover image) JON ANDERSON
"3 Ships"
1985/Elektra Records

An excellent Christmas album from the Yes frontman and lead vocalist, which I can only wish would be re-published in compact disk format. Features some classics like "Three Ships", "Ding Dong Merrily On High", "The Holly And The Ivy", and "O Holy Night" in addition to some originals like "Save All Your Love", "Easier Said Than Done" (written and co-performed by Vangelis), "Day Of Days", "Where Were You?", and "How It Hits You".