No Longer I (Live)
Label: SixSteps (SIX)
Recorded live at Abbey Road Studios, Matt Redman's 11-track collection definitely benefits from a little of the magic that lingers at that famed site. The Grammy winner approaches worship music with an eye toward crafting songs that are universal enough to travel around the world and personal enough to touch people's hearts. He succeeds with tracks like "Flames" and "King of My Soul," both energetic anthems, and "No Longer I," a wonderfully understated gem. It's so easy to get beaten down by everyday life. Redman's praise songs help us to refocus and find our balance again.