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Happy Day (CD/DVD) [edit]
by Tim Hughes | Genre: Praise & Worship | Release Date: October 20, 2009
 

On a summer evening, the famous London venue, Shepherds Bush Empire was filled to capacity with 2000 worshippers. A night of worship led by Tim Hughes and a hand-picked group of musicians featuring Stu G (Delirious?) on guitar, members of The 29th Chapter, the Sacred dance team and a special guest appearance from Martin Smith – London was set alight!

Directed by Andy Hutch and Produced by Nathan Nockels. The 12 live songs are on both DVD and CD. The DVD also includes Tim telling the story behind some of the songs on the project, worship visuals and teaching, as well as a talk from Soul Survivor’s Mike Pilavachi.

BUY! HERE'S WHY:
One of the most gifted songwriters in the church with songs that have a global reach.

Writer of the #1 CCLI song “Here I Am To Worship” sung by an estimated 1 million people each week.

Contains a mixture of well established & 4 new songs

Features a duet with Martin Smith of Delirious?

High definition video recording of all of the songs on the DVD

Track Listing
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01. Jesus Saves
02. Beautiful One
03. Give Us Your Courage
04. Here I Am To Worship/ I Love The King (Featuring Martin Smith)
05. Remember
06. Happy Day
07. Dance (Featuring The 29th Chapter)
08. Consuming Fire
09. Everything
10. We Won't Stay Silent
11. God Of Justice
12. When I Survey

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Tim Hughes [Happy Day] | Posted October 20, 2009
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Modern worship songwriter, two-time Song of the Year GMA Dove Award winning artist Tim Hughes releases in the U.S. his first-ever live DVD/CD, Happy Day on Oct. 20. The high-energy, celebratory Happy Day was recorded live before a capacity crowd at the famous London venue, Shepherds Bush Empire. Opening with the brand new corporate anthem “Jesus Saves,” the recording features a combination of favorite worship songs and brand new tunes written by Hughes.

As the writer and singer of all-time classic worship songs “Here I Am To Worship”, “Beautiful One” and “Consuming Fire”, I’ve been singing Tim’s songs for many years and have always found his albums to be worshipful and uplifting. The energy of this live recording is how these songs were meant to be experienced, amongst a body of believers. The album starts off with one of the four new songs “Jesus Saves”, a great new worship anthem sure to be added to church worship services in the near future.

“Beautiful One” has been covered by Jeremy Camp, Passion Worship Band and By The Tree, and this live version is now my favorite version of the song. “Give Us Your Courage” is next, another new song and the songs flow nicely as you get to meditate on the challenging lyrics mixed with catchy melodies.

Tim’s live version of “Here I Am To Worship” is phenomenal, and although churches have been singing this song for almost a decade, this version is fresh and very powerful. This worship anthem has been covered by Hillsong, Michael W. Smith, Jeremy Camp, SonicFlood and Passion Worship Band, among others. Tim is truly a gifted songwriter similar to fellow British worship artist Martin Smith from Delirious? who shares the stage with Tim to perform his all-time classic song Another new song “Remember” is next and reflects on the ‘story of the cross’.

“Happy Day” and “Dance” pick up the tempo and create a celebratory atmosphere with “Happy Day” exclaiming “Jesus Is Alive…I’ll never be the same, forever I am changed”. Both songs are fun and have great audience participation as you’ll find yourself clapping and singing along with Tim and the crowd. “Consuming Fire” is less known overall, but for me is the most moving worship song that Tim has written. I can’t help but be moved when Tim passionately sings the bridge “stir it up in our hearts Lord, passion for Your Name”.

“We Won’t Stay Silent” is another new song which is also featured on the CompassionArt: Creating Freedom from Poverty recording. All the royalties ever received from this song will go to benefit the poorest of the poor. The album closes with “God of Justice” and a great reflective version of “When I Survey”.

CLOSING THOUGHTS
For me, these live versions of “Beautiful One”, “Here I Am To Worship”, “Consuming Fire” and new song “Jesus Saves” are among the best worship songs of the decade. If you like Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin and Delirious? then you’ll love Happy Day by Tim Hughes.

Rating: 9.5 out of 10 (95%, A-)

Review written by: Kevin Davis | Review can also be found here.

This review has been reprinted on NRT with permission from ChristianMusicReview.org. Click here to visit ChristianMusicReview.org today!


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Music Review: Happy Day | Posted October 14, 2009
By M. Christian Anders

GENRE: WORSHIP
LABEL: SURVIVOR RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 16, 2009
RATING: 2 OUT OF 5

Tim Hughes is one of those perennial worship writers. There is a small class of writers that have multiple songs that everyone in the Church has heard. With “Here I Am To Worship,” “Beautiful One,” and “Happy Day,” Hughes has certainly solidified his reputation for being one of those writers. His newest album Happy Day – Live Worship – London lets the listener hear not only the voice of Hughes, but of thousands others. That being said, I have one rule for live albums, and that is it has to either be better or different than what we’ve heard before. If you’re going to play the same stuff we’ve already heard, then throw in some guest musicians, or a chorus from another song, but please do not just play the same stuff we’ve all heard before. Sadly, Hughes does not follow this simple principal.

For the record, I really like Tim Hughes’ previous albums. It’s because of my enjoyment for those albums that I was disappointed in this one. “Beautiful One,” “God of Justice,” “Happy Day,” “Here I am to Worship,” along with many more were just poor sound quality versions of the originals. The album did not do a good job of letting the listener experience the passion of the room to the point where you feel like you’re missing out on something. Even on a song like “We Won’t Stay Silent,” the original was far better. Granted, it was a part of the phenomenal Compassionart project, and the golden pipes of Steven Curtis Chapman greatly enhanced the original; but that’s the bar “Happy Day” tracks failed to live up to.

Even new songs “Dance” and “Remember” contributed to the disappointment of this album. Neither sounded better or different than anything else. “Dance” was a silly upbeat song with a very awkward rap in the middle. “Remember,” while having a great message, just dragged on for 4 minutes.

On a positive note, “Jesus Saves” is a new song that is vintage Hughes. I believe it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a favorite of your local contemporary church service. “Give Us Your Courage” is also catchy song that translated well on the album.

Overall, while Hughes is a tremendous writer and worship leader, this album had no pizzazz. This album had huge potential, but all I got out of it was, two standout tracks and an uncontrollable urge to speak with an English accent for the rest of the day.

This review has been reprinted on NRT with permission from The Christian Manifesto. Click here to visit TheChristianManifesto.com today!

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great album | Posted April 12, 2011
 happy day is one of the best albums ever. i love the song happy day. the lyrics are great and the beat is even better. the fact that there is a dvd included makes it a whole lot more enjoyable. great job!

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Great cd! | Posted April 12, 2011
 This CD is WONDERFUL!  And also the song selection is great! There's excellent sound quality for a live recording and fabulous arrangements of the songs. It is a GREAT CD for those who love Tim Hughes and/or U.K style contemporary worship music!

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Very Good | Posted April 12, 2011
As always Tim provides another very worshipful release with a strong emphasis on praise and worship. Essentially a live release with great ambience and passionate perforances. A good solid release from Tim.

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