Overview 01. Intro 02. Open The Eyes Of My Heart 03. I Want To Know You (In The Secret) 04. Carried Away 05. Holy One 06. You Are Worthy Of My Praise 07. spontaneous worship 08. Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble 09. Lord, I Lift Your Name On High 10. Before The Throne Of God Above 11. I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever 12. I Have Come To Worship
Record Label Gotee Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Apr 3, 2001
Publisher EMI CMG Distribution
ISBN 7474095092 EAN 0669447282723 UPC 669447282723
Although the songs on this album are an awesome collection of some of the best worship songs going, i really struggle with this album for two reasons...
firstly, the balance of the recording is off, so very often i can only hear the lead singer and all backing vocals are lost, not to mention the singing form the crowd, so there are often long gaps in songs where i just assume someone is singing.
Secondly, the overall feeling when listening is a "you had to be there" vibe, especially during "You Are Worthy of My Praise" and the "Spontaneous Worship", which often feels awkward and wrong just simply listening to it on a CD.
Sonicflood are a very good band and their songs are very inspiring, however, unfortunately, that is wasted on this album which fails to capture what i'm sure was an amazing concert.
Good live worship album. Mar 3, 2005
"SonicPraise," the live offering from Jeff Deyo and Sonicflood, was recorded during performances in Nashville, Tennessee and at Holland's Flevo Festival in 1999. This CD showcases the band's great live sound and serves up some outstanding gems of praise & worship songs. Deyo & company open with "Open the Eyes of My Heart," one of my favorite worship songs, and the band manages to get the crowd into it as well. Although I personally think it would have been better to open with "I Have Come to Worship," then go into either "Open the Eyes..." or "I Want to Know You." Some other great tracks include "Carried Away," "Holy One" (a Deyo original), "Lord, I Lift Your Name on High" and covers of two Delirious? songs--"Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?" and "I Could Sing of Your Love Forver," on which Jeff duets with Out of Eden's Lisa Kimmey. "SonicPraise" is a great live album which really does convey the feel of live worship at a Christian concert, and one of my favorite worship CD's to listen to.
Awesome songs! Jun 14, 2004
I just purchased this CD a few months ago as my first Sonicflood CD and have found that, while some CDs have a few great songs and the rest are OK, this CD is full of hits. They are all very inspiring and lift me up with the great Christian rock that Sonicflood puts out. I fell in love with both the lyrics and the instrumentals, and it all comes together to make terrific music. My favorite song on this CD is number 9, "Lord I Lift Your Name on High," but all of the others are great as well. They all stir up feelings in me that just fill me with the beauty of God through the music. The band sings with so much energy and enthusiasm, and you can tell that they are all wonderfully absorbed in giving God their all. Not only that but the spontaneous worship that is in the middle of the CD lets you connect with the band and all join together in giving praise to God. I highly recommend this CD for anyone who is willing to give Christian rock a shot because you will surely not be disappointed with this excellent music and worship.
As good as it gets ... Jul 25, 2003
This review isn't very long. All i want to say, is that i'm on my 2nd Sonicpraise album ... due to the fact that the first one isn't playable anymore (not by abuse). The cd simply was played 24/7 doing a long period.
It's a cd you'll never get tired of listening to. I know, I'm not!!!!
Sonicflood's "Swan Song" Jun 19, 2003
When Sonicflood's live album "Sonicpraise" was released in early 2001, the original Sonicflood band had already fallen apart at the seams. The turmoil within the band delayed the release of this album for almost eight months (The original release date was for August 2000). It's a miracle that "Sonicpraise" even saw the light of day but Praise God, it did. After all the delays, this album was truly worth the wait. "Sonicpraise" was recorded live in late 1999 in Holland and Nashville. The performances captured on this album are stunning and demonstrate just how on fire for God the band really was. Beginning with a solid uplifting version of "Open the Eyes of My Heart" and ending with the Jeff Deyo original "I Have Come To Worship", "Sonicpraise" will leave you asking for more. A true highlight of the album is a continuous praise suite beginning with Track 5 "Holy One" which leads directly into a spirited version of "You Are Worthy Of My Praise" which is followed by nearly 10-minutes worth of "Spontaneous Worship". Here, the band really lets loose and there's even some audience participation. This leads directly into a rousing version of Delirious' praise classic "Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble?" which goes seamlessly into a fabulous rendition of "Lord I Lift Your Name On High". Phew! This counts as nearly 40-minutes of the album's 73-minute running time and in my opinion is the main reason why "Sonicpraise" is a must have. Other highlights include "In The Secret" which has more punch to it here than on the first album, the almost ELO-esque "Carried Away" and a wonderful interpretation of the hymn "To The Throne Of God Above". Of course, I can't forget "I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever", another Delirious cover, which Jeff Deyo duets with Lisa Kimmey from Out Of Eden. This is a breathtaking performance which will bring a person to their knees. Like I mentioned above, "Sonicpraise" is a miracle of an album. This is one of the best live worship albums out there and no music collection is complete without it. It's a shame that the original Sonicflood couldn't stick together. This album shows exactly what was and what could've been with this band. Jeff Deyo has since gone solo and has released an excellent debut album entitled "Saturate", Jason Halbert and Dwayne Larring are now involved with production work. Aaron Blanton now plays drums in the band By The Tree. Bass player Rick Heil, who was not an original member of the band, assembled a new group of players and formed a new version of Sonicflood in which he is now the frontman. The new Sonicflood is completely different than the original band and in some instances, is weaker. However, there is no denying just how special the original Sonicflood really was. One needs to look no further than "Sonicpraise" just to see how true it really is.