Delirious? virtually created the modern worship category; their World Service CD is hailed as their return to that genre, although I never thought they drifted that far away, and not all of the new songs fit the worship category anyway. Martin Smith's vocals and lyrics are what create the Delirious? sound, and World Service does nothing to change that. As usual, almost all of the songs are Smith/Stu Garrard (guitarist) collaborations.
A few additional names appear on World Service. Guest vocalist Daniel Bedingfield joins Smith on Every Little Thing, a quality pop/light rock love song, replete with a swelling string section. Australian worship leader Darlene Zschech contributed her choir for Majesty, a stellar anthem of gratitude and praise:
Here I am humbled by your majesty / Covered by your grace so free / Here I am, knowing I'm a sinful man / Covered by the blood of the Lamb / Now I've found the greatest love of all is mine / Since you laid down your life / The greatest sacrifice
World Service will be enjoyed by Delirious? loyalists, and all others who appreciate modern worship with a bit more of a rock edge than many bands out there. The boys from England have produced another fine disc for our enjoyment and encouragement.
Visit: Delirious? and Furious? Records.