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Tomlin, Chris - Hello Love



Average User Rating: 6.5 out of 10
Total votes: 8 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 20

01. Sing, Sing, Sing
02. Jesus Messiah
03. You Lifted Me Out
04. God of This City
05. I Will Rise
06. Love
07. Praise the Father, Praise the Son
08. God Almighty
09. My Deliverer
10. With Me
11. Exalted (Yahweh)
12. All the Way My Savior Leads Me


Posted on 09-14-2008 by BrianG_SOBand
This CD is his worst yet.

Posted on 09-14-2008 by Joseiy
I give it a 7. Some songs I really like are Lifted Me Out and My Deliverer. Sing, Sing, Sing and God of this City are good also I just prefer the Passion versions a million times over. Chris Tomlin is kinda wearing out his style though I wouldn't mind something a little different..............

Posted on 09-14-2008 by joshua.lee.90
I thought that See the Morning was much better than this CD. I gave it a 7 i have to listen to it more for it to grow on me. Has anyone else notice that Chris Tomlin's big songs are usually written by someone else and he just covers them and make them big? ex. Your Grace is Enough, Everlasting God, God of This City? lol just a thought nothing wrong with it though.

Posted on 09-14-2008 by BrianG_SOBand
Joshua :) you are right.. well he did write Holy is the Lord, and How Great is Our God.

Passion version of all the artist on them are better then the "studio mastered" versions.. i really like david crowder more on passion then cd. Im Just starting to not like Chris Tomlin that much. Ive heard on countless occasions that he is very ARROGANT.. so idk.. his Lead Guitarist Daniel is still my hero. :)

Posted on 09-14-2008 by Sean
[QUOTE=BrianG_SOBand;3313904]This CD is his worst yet.[/QUOTE]
You must not have heard "Too Much Free Time."

[quote] Im Just starting to not like Chris Tomlin that much. Ive heard on countless occasions that he is very ARROGANT.[/quote]
Where? Examples?

[QUOTE=joshua.lee.90;3313918]I thought that See the Morning was much better than this CD. I gave it a 7 i have to listen to it more for it to grow on me. Has anyone else notice that Chris Tomlin's big songs are usually written by someone else and he just covers them and make them big? ex. Your Grace is Enough, Everlasting God, God of This City? lol just a thought nothing wrong with it though.[/QUOTE]
Indescribable would probably be a better example of a big song which he didn't write. I wouldn't say any of those three are Tomlin's biggest.

As for big songs he did write:

* Made to Worship
* Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)
* Be Glorified
* We Fall Down
* Holy is the Lord
* How Great is Our God
* Famous One

Posted on 09-14-2008 by Jeffrey
[QUOTE=BrianG_SOBand;3314028]Passion version of all the artist on them are better then the "studio mastered" versions.. i really like david crowder more on passion then cd. Im Just starting to not like Chris Tomlin that much. Ive heard on countless occasions that he is very ARROGANT.. so idk.. his Lead Guitarist Daniel is still my hero. :)[/QUOTE]

I think that the music of Crowder and Tomlin is generally very poor, and the hero-worship & hit singles culture of modern worship is disheartening and damaging.

That said, it's very rude to say that Tomlin is arrogant without citing reliable witnesses. If you're just passing on word of mouth, you're toeing the line of sin.

Posted on 09-14-2008 by Fandrew
[QUOTE=Sean;3314047]You must not have heard "Too Much Free Time."
[/QUOTE]
That CD is pretty much impossible to find. Tomlin is probably trying to burn all copies in existence, wouldn't blame him.

[QUOTE=Jeffrey;3314111]I think that the music of Crowder and Tomlin is generally very poor, and the hero-worship & hit singles culture of modern worship is disheartening and damaging.
[/QUOTE]
Crowder is a lot more diverse than Tomlin. Yes, some of Crowder's music is still the basic praise song structure, but a lot of it ("We Won't be Quiet", "Never Ending", "Can You Feel it") is very different from your basic worship album.

[QUOTE]That said, it's very rude to say that Tomlin is arrogant without citing reliable witnesses. If you're just passing on word of mouth, you're toeing the line of sin.
[/QUOTE]
I've worked a fairly extensive list of concerts for Christian artists. Most of my responsibilities involved either backstage hospitality, front of stage security, or other tasks that involve being around the artists. I've worked one Tomlin concert, and while he wasn't as friendly or approachable as some other artists (Jeremy Camp, Skillet, Rebecca St James, Hawk Nelson, Charlie Hall), he didn't come across as arrogant. He's really quiet, not exactly outgoing, but he didn't seem arrogant.
Posted on 09-15-2008 by BrianG_SOBand
Many of times, I hear about how he really doesn't interact.. and when watching a television special with him as a speaker.. They would ask him question, and he just seems so High on himself.. and very very short with people.. if it is possible i will find that Special and let everyone watch.. Believe me.. i was a TOMLIN fan for a long time, a really long time.. but watching him.. going to his concerts.. meeting him backstage Twice.. he just seems so.. BLAH.. on the other hand, Jesse and Daniel are very very friendly and open.. As is David and his whole band. Both times i saw chris backstage he would sit back with a Unhappy look on his face.. Sorry if you guys got offended but its my person feelings :)

And this CD is his weakest yet.. but then agian.. ive never heard "Too much free time" anyone got a link to it?? haah

BTW, Amazing Grace(my chains are gone) is another song i like by him

again sorry :) but im not one to hide my feelings.

Posted on 09-15-2008 by Sean
[QUOTE=BrianG_SOBand;3314248]Many of times, I hear about how he really doesn't interact.. and when watching a television special with him as a speaker.. They would ask him question, and he just seems so High on himself.. and very very short with people.. if it is possible i will find that Special and let everyone watch.. Believe me.. i was a TOMLIN fan for a long time, a really long time.. but watching him.. going to his concerts.. meeting him backstage Twice.. he just seems so.. BLAH.. on the other hand, Jesse and Daniel are very very friendly and open.. As is David and his whole band. Both times i saw chris backstage he would sit back with a Unhappy look on his face.. Sorry if you guys got offended but its my person feelings :)[/quote]
Not interacting or being friendly is more a symptom of introversion rather than arrogance. When I saw him at a CD release party for "Arriving," he had a very self-depreciating sense of humor. The punch line to all of his stories and jokes was something making fun of his own short comings, and they were all pretty funny. Though, he's moved into mainstream success since "Arriving." So it's possible that selling 2 million records has gone to his head somewhat.

[quote]And this CD is his weakest yet.. but then agian.. ive never heard "Too much free time" anyone got a link to it?? haah[/quote]
It is certainly different.

Posted on 09-15-2008 by BrianG_SOBand
you got that cd?

Posted on 09-15-2008 by Sean
yes

Posted on 09-15-2008 by BrianG_SOBand
what all songs are one it?

Posted on 09-18-2008 by Sean
[QUOTE=BrianG_SOBand;3314278]what all songs are one it?[/QUOTE]

1. "One Light Town"
2. "Anymore"
3. "Big Man"
4. "Foot In My Mouth"
5. "Hidden Track"
6. "I Fell In Something"
7. "Christmas Song"
8. "If The Devil Was a Man"

Posted on 09-18-2008 by Joseiy
[QUOTE=Iceman-bass14;3315817]
(And just wondering,who did write 'Your Grace is Enough'?)[/QUOTE]

Matt Maher and Chris Tomlin did.......

Posted on 09-18-2008 by Iceman-bass14
[QUOTE=BrianG_SOBand;3313904]This CD is his worst yet.[/QUOTE]I wouldnt go that far.I like most of the songs on it.
[QUOTE=Joseiy;3313912]I give it a 7. Some songs I really like are Lifted Me Out and My Deliverer. Sing, Sing, Sing and God of this City are good also I just prefer the Passion versions a million times over.[/QUOTE]His stuff has always sounded better live.Even Louie Giglio said so at the camp i was at this year.
[QUOTE]Chris Tomlin is kinda wearing out his style though I wouldn't mind something a little different..............[/QUOTE]But hes a worship leader.Really thats what he is at heart.His stuff isnt gonna sound amazing on a cd,its always better live.
[QUOTE=BrianG_SOBand;3314028]Im Just starting to not like Chris Tomlin that much. Ive heard on countless occasions that he is very ARROGANT.. so idk.. his Lead Guitarist Daniel is still my hero. :)[/QUOTE]Every time i've seen him perform he's seemed very humble.I have met him before and the way he comes off is shy.Thats not arrogant or anti social its just the way he is.Ive met Daniel and Jesse also and they are a lot more outgoing.
[QUOTE=BrianG_SOBand;3314278]what all songs are one it?[/QUOTE]For one 'If the Devil was a man' which i personally find humorous.However at this point in his career he probably wants it destroyed.
[QUOTE=joshua.lee.90;3313918]Has anyone else notice that Chris Tomlin's big songs are usually written by someone else and he just covers them and make them big? ex. Your Grace is Enough, Everlasting God, God of This City? lol just a thought nothing wrong with it though.[/QUOTE]I havent heard any of those songs done by him on the radio here.And he also seems to do a pretty amazing job at writing songs himself so i think i'll cut him some slack.(And just wondering,who did write 'Your Grace is Enough'?)

Posted on 09-18-2008 by Iceman-bass14
[QUOTE=Joseiy;3315875]Matt Maher and Chris Tomlin did.......[/QUOTE]Thats what i was thinking.So in essence its safe to say that Chris Tomlin did (co)write Your Grace is Enough.

Posted on 09-18-2008 by Sean
[QUOTE=Iceman-bass14;3315936]Thats what i was thinking.So in essence its safe to say that Chris Tomlin did (co)write Your Grace is Enough.[/QUOTE]
My understanding was the Maher wrote it, and Tomlin simply made changes....but I could have made that idea up.

Posted on 09-19-2008 by Hopeful
I don't think of it as being his "worst" or anything like it. It has some elements of what we expect from him, but a few songs are not his typical style - hence, it's different. It could be he is trying to step out of his past "Chris Tomlin/Passion" mode and is taking another approach to music. It might not be for everyone, especially if you like the old Chris.

Posted on 09-19-2008 by Jeffrey
[QUOTE=BrianG_SOBand;3314248]Many of times, I hear about how he really doesn't interact.. and when watching a television special with him as a speaker.. They would ask him question, and he just seems so High on himself.. and very very short with people.. if it is possible i will find that Special and let everyone watch.. Believe me.. i was a TOMLIN fan for a long time, a really long time.. but watching him.. going to his concerts.. meeting him backstage Twice.. he just seems so.. BLAH.. on the other hand, Jesse and Daniel are very very friendly and open.. As is David and his whole band. Both times i saw chris backstage he would sit back with a Unhappy look on his face.. Sorry if you guys got offended but its my person feelings :)[/QUOTE]

Ah, but notice the implication there. "I FEEL it, so it doesn't matter if it's true. I can repeat it as much as I want, because I FEEL it's true, even though it damages a man's reputation."

Maybe you're expecting too much. When I saw Five Iron Frenzy in concert, most of the band hung around and chatted with fans. Reese Roper, their lead singer, didn't. At first, I was disappointed. But I realized as I stood there interacting with other band members that Reese may be tired of chatting with fans, may not be feeling well, or what have you. I think I briefly idolized him and thought he might want to talk with me - and every other person like me who came to the show - as much as I wanted to talk to him.

In our modern Western culture, we often attempt to "possess" artists. I was this way for quite some time. Now, most of the artists I admire most (Tom Waits, Henry Rollins, Stephin Merritt, Reese Roper) I probably wouldn't talk to if I saw them in person unless the circumstance made it brief and polite. They don't "owe" me.

But sometimes I think we feel artists owe us. We make their art such a part of our lives, we invite their thinking into our Idea Space so much we assume that it's they that are with us. We presume a friendship that doesn't exist.

Tomlin is frequently touring, and he encounters numerous people who want to chat.

I still think the whole modern worship leader phenomenon scares me, but I hope I was able to defend Tomlin a bit. He doesn't owe any of his fans a one-on-one conversation. When you're on the road, you're tired. A fan who has been sleeping in their own bed shows up at the show fully-rested, eager to meet someone they've been admiring for some time. The artist just wants to perform their art to the best of their ability and maintain enough strength for the next performance.

Posted on 12-09-2008 by atkersonl
I haven't listen to this CD so no comment yet, but just to set the record straight for those of you who seem to think that Chris Tomlin wrote "Amazing Grace" you are sadly mistaken. I've been singing this song since my cradle days, longer than Chris has been alive. John Newton wrote the orig. words except for "My Chains Are Gone" chorus, and the orig tune was by someone else. So how you can say he wrote this song I think you need to go back and check your facts. Please don't get me wrong this is one of my favorite songs. What Chris did with it is fab. But please give credit where credit is due.


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