Live performance from Tim Hughes at Shepherds Bush, London. DVD/CD, HAPPY DAY,
Includes Four New Songs, CCLI Chart Topping “Here I Am To Worship,” “Beautiful One,” “Happy Day,” “Consuming Fire,” More
Recording Features Delirious? Members Martin Smith, Stu G
September 21, 2009 – 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, Oct. 20 on Kingsway with distribution by EMI CMG.
On a Tuesday evening mid-September, the famous London venue Shepherds Bush Empire was filled to capacity with 2000 worshippers. Led by Tim Hughes and a hand-picked group of musicians and singers featuring Stu G (Delirious?) on guitar, members of The 29th Chapter and the Sacred dance team London was set alight. The live album was produced by Nathan Nockels (Passion Live Albums) and the DVD was directed by Andy Hutch (‘Delirious?’ and ‘Facedown’ by Matt Redman).
The songs are a mixture of well established and some excellent new songs. Tim was also joined onstage by Martin Smith (Delirious?) for Here I am to Worship. New songs include ‘Remember’, ‘Jesus Saves’, ‘We won’t stay silent’ and ‘Give us Your Courage’. Also included are ‘Beautiful One’, ‘Consuming Fire’, ‘Here I am to Worship’, ‘Be My Everything’ ‘Happy Day’, ‘Dance’ and ‘God of Justice’, as well as ‘When I Survey’.
The specially commissioned visuals for the event added another dynamic to the message of thesongs. It was an unforgettable evening, which also kicked off the UK Worship Central tour. The high quality release features all 12 songs on both the CD and the DVD, in a special digipack. The DVD also includes a talk from Mike Pilavachi and Tim talking about some of the songs on the project.
Calling the CD/DVD “easily, the best live worship recording of the year,” Worship Leader Magazine goes on to say, “…the massive British sound and expansive approach to worship that includes both proclaiming the truth and moving beyond the walls of the Church, make this an excellent release for all worshipers.”
The full DVD and CD track listing follows:
Give Us Your Courage
Here I Am To Worship
We Won’t Stay Silent
God Of Justice
When I Survey
Artist-worshipper, songwriter, author and UK-native Tim Hughes encourages listeners to take worship further than Sunday morning by freely worshipping Christ in every thought, action and aspect of daily life. He has written songs sung by millions each week in churches and concert venues across the world. Having received two GMA Song of The Year Dove Awards for “Here I Am To Worship,” which has also been recorded by artists such as Michael W. Smith, Chris Tomlin, Rebecca St. James, Jeremy Camp, Passion and more, Hughes further heads up Worship Central, a new school of worship to train and equip worship leaders, musicians and worshippers (www.worshipcentral.org). The Director of Worship at London’s Holy Trinity Brompton, Hughes is also an acclaimed author of the Regal Books release, Holding Nothing Back.