A Foretaste of Heaven| Posted February 22, 2019
This album was recorded live at the second annual Getty Music Worship Sing! Conference at the Nashville Music City Center and historic Ryman Auditorium, September 10-12, 2018. I attended this conference, and can attest that the singing of the 7,500 attendees, along with a 300-person choir, was a foretaste of Heaven. Keith Getty and his incredible songwriting partners had written several new songs on the Psalms for the conference, many of which were included on the Getty’s EP The North Coast Sessions, which was released just prior to the conference. Five songs from The North Coast Sessions are included on the new live album. This recording features Keith and Kristyn Getty, their amazing band and several special guests.
Among the many musical highlights from the conference that are included here is Matt Redman leading the attendees in his “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, Andrew Peterson singing his incredible “Is He Worthy?” backed by the 300-person Sing! choir, Matt Boswell and Matt Papa singing “His Mercy is More”, and Shane and Shane joining Kristyn Getty on vocals for “The Lord is My Salvation”. The great Phil Keaggy adds acoustic guitar to “My Dwelling Place (Psalm 91).” Other special guests included on the album are Cindy Morgan and Stuart Townsend, a frequent writing partner with Keith Getty, and co-writer of the classic “In Christ Alone”.
The production quality is excellent, especially impressive for a live album.