One of today’s most influential worship leaders, songwriters and artists, Paul Baloche releases LIVE, a new deluxe CD/DVD available April 1 from Integrity Music. The project features a celebratory mix of new songs and favorites that have traveled the globe in houses of worship internationally, all recorded live with a congregation composed of worship teams from across Canada.
“Over a thousand ministry leaders came together to form a congregation of one to worship God,” says Baloche of the project. “It was a unique sound from singers of varied denominations and generations, raising old hymns and new songs as sung prayers – raw, spontaneous and unpolished. Our hope was to capture a true and honest expression of worship to our God.”
Featuring new anthems, classic hymns and familiar choruses, LIVE offers a collection of songs meant to be sung by congregations for years to come. The project includes new songs co-written by Baloche with Matt Maher, Brenton Brown and Aaron Shust, along with the Easter-inspired, “He Is Risen,” co-written with Graham Kendrick.
“He Is Risen” is the first song and video releasing from the album as a resource for churches during their Easter celebrations. The song is available now on iTunes as a Digital Deluxe single, which includes the song and accompanying video. Baloche will also share background information on the song, along with tutorial resources and charts for the entire LIVE project at a microsite launching soon.
Following the single release, the full LIVE album will be available April 1 on CD, CD/DVD, standard digital album and as a Digital Deluxe album that includes four videos. There will further be a long form video available through iTunes Concert series for purchase or rental.
LIVE CD/DVD song track list:
1. Our God Saves
2. God My Rock
3. You Lift Us Up
4. The Same Love
5. Jesus Be My Savior
6. Mighty Fortress
7. My Hope
8. Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)
9. Today Is The Day
10. He Is Risen
11. Glorious / Holy Holy Holy
Recorded live during one of his “LeadWorship” workshops in Ontario, Baloche will take the new music from LIVE and his best-loved songs on the road. Baloche’s touring/workshop/teaching schedule takes him around the world.
Having just returned from events in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), India, Singapore and Malaysia, in the coming months he will host “LeadWorship” workshops in Chicago (March 21-22) and in Washington, DC (May 2-4) before heading abroad to France, Belgium and South Africa. Baloche returns for the National Worship Leader Conference in Kansas City (Leawood, KS) July 14-17.