Sixth Full-Length Recording Features Jesus Culture Band, Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, Jake Hamilton, Kristene DiMarco, Byran and Katie Torwalt
The sixth new full-length recording from Jesus Culture, Awakening: Live From Chicago, will release on Kingsway Nov. 29, 2011 with EMI CMG Distribution in the US. Recorded live in Chicago’s Allstate Arena at Jesus Culture's Awakening 2011 conference Aug. 3-5, 2011, this double-CD features the Jesus Culture Band, including worship leaders Kim Walker-Smith and Chris Quilala, as well as Jake Hamilton, Kristene DiMarco and Byran and Katie Torwalt. The highly anticipated Awakening: Live From Chicago follows last year’s critically acclaimed and best selling CD/DVD, Come Away.
Known as one of the most influential youth movements around the world, Jesus Culture has ignited a generation with energetic, passionate and authentic worship music. Gathering more than 14,000 youth and young adults from around the nation and beyond for the Awakening conference, the passionate worship was recorded live with mixing by Sam Gibson (UNITED, Pearl Jam, Crowded House).
“I believe God is awakening a generation whose hearts are burning to see Jesus exalted in the nations,” says Banning Liebscher, Jesus Culture director. “For three days in Chicago we gathered to lift up the name of Jesus. I was encouraged to see not only the hunger for God so evident in a generation, but also their passion to worship God wholeheartedly and give their lives fully in worship. I believe hope is alive and well in the nations because there is a generation whose passion and focus is to love Jesus with all of their heart and make Him known on Earth.”
Featuring both old and new favorites, the full Awakening: Live From Chicago double-CD track listing follows:
01. Awaken Me - Chris Quilala
02. Father Of Lights- Kim Walker-Smith
03. Perfect Love (Father Of Lights Reprise) - Kim Walker-Smith
04. Break Every Chain - Kristene DiMarco
05. Glorious - Katie Torwalt
06. My Everything - Chris Quilala
07. Nothing But The Blood - Chris Quilala
08. Dance - Kim Walker-Smith
01. He Is Faithful - Bryan Torwalt
02. Burning Ones - Chris Quilala
03. Holy Are You (Burning Ones Reprise) - Chris Quilala
04. I Surrender - Kim Walker-Smith
05. We Are Hungry - Chris Quilala
06. Fill Me Up - Kim Walker-Smith
07. Holding Nothing Back - Chris Quilala
08. The Anthem - Jake Hamilton
Following the recording of Awakening: Live From Chicago, Jesus Culture traveled to Europe for a tour that took them to the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland and France (see video blogs from tour at www.jesusculture.com). Jesus Culture will also be leading worship at the following events:
November 4 - 5, 2011, Tonsberg, Norway, Get Focused Conference
November 11 - 12, 2011, Orlando, FL, Fusion Conference: PF Youth, (Register Link)
February 3 - 4, 2012, Encounter 2012 (Watch www.jesusculture.com for details soon)
Jesus Culture Band, comprising Kim Walker-Smith (vocals), Chris Quilala (vocals/guitar), Ian McIntosh (keys), Jeffrey Kunde (lead guitar), Brandon Aaronson (bass) and Josh Fisher (drums), was formed organically through the momentum of a movement whose focus is to equip a generation to transform society by bringing people into an encounter with God’s love through worship and discipleship. Their albums capture the heart of this movement of young people who are passionate for God and seeking an encounter with His presence.
Tracing its music heritage to 1969, Kingsway today is known as a leader in Worship Music. As the creator of Thank You Music, and later in partnership with EMI, its catalogue includes songs such as “Here I Am to Worship,” “In Christ Alone,” “Everlasting God” and “Blessed Be Your Name” to name a few.
Kingsway’s songs are sung in more than 300,000 churches worldwide accounting for over 30% of CCLI’s (Church Copyright Licensing International) bestseller list. With writers and artists like Tim Hughes, Matt Redman, Delirious?, Graham Kendrick and Stuart Townend, Kingsway is dedicated to feeding the Church with songs that will change the world. As part of David C Cook, a non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs, CO, a significant portion of the profits that Kingsway and David C Cook generate are used to provide discipleship and music materials free of charge to church leaders in developing parts of the world who wouldn’t be able to get them any other way. (www.kingswayworship.com)
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