Sovereign Grace Worship Band

All We Long To See

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All We Long to See, Sovereign Grace Music's ninth release under the Come and Worship series, was released in 2003. Stylistically, this album is consistent with SGM's growing emphasis on contemporary production, as evidenced by the involvement of award-winning CCM producers Otto Price (SONICFLOOd, Circadian Rhythm, Acquire the Fire's Unshakeable) and Sal Oliveri (4 Him, Point of Grace, Carmen) on six of the tracks. As with all albums in the Come and Worship series, the vocalists and most of the musicians included on the album are members of SGM-affiliated churches. Primary producer Steve Cook is a member of an SGM church in Maryland. Because of the number of people involved with this album (it features songs by five songwriters, three producers, eight vocalists, and a couple-dozen musicians), the range of styles is fairly broad, from ballad to contemporary rock to Rebecca St. James-esque vocoder/electronica. Throughout that variety echo common themes of "a life lived for Another" -- from the opening declaration of "Jesus, My Only Hope" to the closing celebration of "The Audience of One." Highlights include Shannon Harris' beautifully understated vocals and the Groveman brothers' flawless stringwork in "My Glorious Hope," the rich and provoking doctrine communicated in the lyrics, and the fresh approach to worship song production evidenced throughout this album.

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