North Point Music continues its tradition of creating accessible, innovative worship music with the label's latest project, North Point Music: Beginnings. The double disc, available Jan. 20, 2015, showcases the best worship offerings from popular North Point Music albums and artists.
Produced by two-time GRAMMY Award-winning producer Nathan Nockels (Matt Redman, Laura Story, Passion) and Steve Fee, Beginnings comprises 21 total tracks. The compilation is North Point Music's first, designed to bring together fan favorites from both past and present.
Disc one, titled "Then," highlights music from previous North Point Music live releases, including North Point Live, North Point Live: Awake, North Point Live: Louder Than Creation, North Point InsideOut: No One Higher, and North Point Live: Here + Now. Among those 12 selections are songs by celebrated North Point songwriter/worship leaders Eddie Kirkland, Casey Darnell, Todd Fields and Seth Condrey.
The second disc, "Now," features nine re-recordings, some of established songs as well as new versions of more recent ones. Listeners will enjoy diverse worship anthems-- from classic hymns like "It Is Well" to contemporary melodies "God of the Impossible" and "Shine Like Stars." On this CD are contributions by Paul Taylor Smith, acoustic soul singer Chinua Hawk and Centricity Music newcomer Lauren Daigle.
Matt Williams, director of the North Point Music Label and North Point Music Publishing, comments, "In one sense, Beginnings is a look back at where we've been and, in another, it is the beginning of some exciting new music. This album, unlike any other previous North Point release, really captures the best of what was and what's next. "