Passion: Take It All review

One of the most popular and powerful genres of Christian music is that of worship music. It seems like every major recording artist has a worship album and if they don’t they have a worship song. When done right it can be the most moving and enveloping presence in music and the latest worship album to exceed expectations is Passion: Take It All (Live).

Passion is one of the largest Christian conferences along with Promise Keepers and Acquire the Fire. With worship times led by some of the biggest names in Christian music, it only make sense that they record the worship songs and release them to the public so people who can’t attend can share the experience.

This year’s disc features worship led by Matt Redman, Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels and Kristian Stanfill. Whenever you have those names in one place, you’re guaranteed an overwhelming experience.

Passion: Take It All has everything a live album would have and more. Often times live albums don’t offer much to the listener. They try to give you the live experience but something’s missing. Passion couldn’t be more the opposite.

You can close your eyes and be transported to the Passion Conference itself. You can picture and feel the experience of being there yourself and the words, music and energy will take over you and you and you won’t be able to help yourself. You’ll be in the songs themselves.

“Don’t Ever Stop,” featuring Chris Tomlin, opens the album in dominant fashion, with fast-paced rhythms you won’t help but be dancing to and with an infectious chorus that you’ll be singing along with in no time.

“Never Let Go,” “At The Cross” and “Let it Be Jesus” go hand-in-hand with the opener and, along with it, should be quickly finding their way into the setlists of church worship teams everywhere.

When it’s all said and done, Passion: Take It All isn’t just a worship album, it’s much more than that. It’s a praise and worship experience that you won’t be able to find anywhere else, at least not easily.

It’s not often a worship album as gripping, touching, moving and inspiring comes along. If you love worship music you’ll be right at home with this album.

Rating: 9.5/10

-Reggie Edwards