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Critics Sing Praises for Acclaimed Worship Leader Matt Redman's
Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection Out This Week

Matt Redman, Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection
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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
November 20, 2012

Nashville, Tenn. - (November 20, 2012) - Hailed as one of the most influential songwriters of this generation, worship leader Matt Redman's indelible impact resonates through his remarkable songs. Beginning this week, some of his favorite classics can now be found together in his newest project, Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection. Included on the GRAMMY® nominated and award-winning songwriter's album is the radio version of Redman's No. 1 single, "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)," which is available for the first time digitally and on CD. The song held the No. 1 spot for an impressive 16 weeks at AC Monitored, 13 weeks on the National Christian Audience chart and seven weeks at AC Indicator.

Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection features 15 of Redman's most popular worship songs, including all-new recordings of his songs "Our God" and "Better Is One Day," along with the new song "Love So High." Additionally, the album features the worship favorites "You Never Let Go," "The Heart Of Worship," "You Alone Can Rescue" and more, with six of the selections appearing in the CCLI Top 50 and 10 in the Top 200.

Video of Matt Redman sharing about Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection:

Track Listing for Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection:
*New Recording
**First time available Digitally or on CD

1. 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) - Radio Version**
2. Our God*
3. Better is One Day*
4. You Never Let Go
5. Never Once
6. Love So High*
7. You Along Can Rescue
8. The Heart of Worship
9. Blessed Be Your Name
10. Lord Let Your Glory Fall
11. Nothing But The Blood
12. The Fathers Song
13. Once Again
14. Dancing Generation
15. Twenty Seven Million**

With continual high praises for his projects, Redman's Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection proves to be no exception:

"Combining both mass appeal and artistry, Redman has shown us time and again that worship songs can be so appealing that thousands can sing in explosive praise yet they can also be Biblically poetic and sensitively insightful." - Breathecast

"One of the most honoured and respected songwriters and worshippers of today's generation, Matt Redman's heart for praise is certainly evident, no matter what song he sings." - Indie Music Vision

"Matt is one of the best writers and worship leaders currently today; and his songs are living proof of that." - Christian Music Zine

"Matt has a unique ability to craft songs that teach deeply spiritual truths and remind us of God's steadfastness." - New Release Tuesday

"Matt Redman is such a talented songwriter and it's great to see so many of his songs on this album, covering the whole of his career, and I'm sure there will be many more to come." - Louder Than Music

"The thing that strikes me most about this album is the sheer concentration of great, Spirit-filled songs that Matt has produced. Matt has a real gift for teaching the scriptures through song, and this album brings together some of his best work." - All About Worship

About Matt Redman:
Matt Redman's songwriting is synonymous with integrity and continues to impact churches around the world. Leading a generation of worshipers, his songs have been recorded by Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, David Crowder*Band, Rebecca St. James, Tree 63, Kutless and Passion among others. A key songwriter for today's church and active worship leader for Passion conferences around the world, Redman has a history of success having garnered eight Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and recently received a GRAMMY® nod for "Best Gospel Song" for "Our God," featured on Passion: Awakening. Redman's latest studio album, 10,000 Reasons, is his best-selling album to date and includes his No. 1 hit single, "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" with digital track sales of over 250,000. Additionally, Redman has 26 songs in the CCLI Top 500, with six populating the Top 50.

About sixstepsrecords:
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords' artists include Chris Tomlin (How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection), Crowder (Give Us Rest), Charlie Hall (The Rising), Matt Redman (10,000 Reasons), Christy Nockels (Into the Glorious), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move), and Passion (Passion: White Flag). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations.

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