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Violet Burning, The - Stranger In This Place (2001)




Average User Rating: 9.6 out of 10
Total votes: 5 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 6

Tracks
1. Undone
2. Low
3. There Is Nowhere Else
4. Arabic Tremolo Radio
5. She Says Electric
6. Arabella
7. Gorgeous
8. Song Of The Harlot - My God, My Strength
9. As I Am
10. Seamonster

For more on The Violet Burning, click here.


Posted on 03-06-2005 by Mr. Ponderer
"One complaint I often hear concerning modern worship music is the "Jesus is my boyfriend" song. This CD has a few songs that could certainly be categorized as that. One has the line, "Spirit don't let go, baby don't let go." I haven't figured out all the lyrics to fit phrases like this in."

I have never heard the term "jesus is my boyfriend", and find that to be a bit strange. I believe it to be a very intamate album, and sure, there are things said that leave one to think about. But, i think it's about being true and real with God.

"I was very disappointed in "Song of the Harlot." All of the songs on here were first released on other CD's, and were completely re-recorded, with new arrangements, for this CD. I'd previously heard the version of "Song of the Harlot" from the Strength CD, and though it was incredible. I thought this one was a little bland. Unfortunately, Strength is out of print and typically goes for $20 on eBay."

New things are always great. I don't thnk that the "song of the harlot" is dull at all; it's what is coming across, that's what is beautiful...

I believe if you catch a burning show, you can pick up strength. I would encourage you to listen to their newest stuff. Really great.

Posted on 03-06-2005 by jesusrevolver
[COLOR=DarkRed]I find this CD a little hard to rate. It was billed as a worship CD. I could see that, to some degree, but it is most definitely not a CD I would draw songs for Sunday worship services from. Lyrically, the songs tend to be a little on the abstract side for most folks to be singing, I think ("Let's all stand and sing together, "Seamonster""). Musically, the songs don't always tend to the easily remembered verse-chorus-verse-chorus pattern of pop music, either."[/COLOR]

I love this album, i have no problem worshipping God with these lyrics and this music as a tool, in fact, i wuld love to stand or sit in a room full of people who had like passion and sing these songs as love to GOd.
I am actually planning to organize a soaking room, or a "meditation" room in my church and invite people from all over to sit or lie on the floor and meditate on the goodness of GOd, in fact, i am planning on using this album for such as that.
Imagine lieing on the floor and listenning to "Seamonster", a song about drowning in the ocean of GOd's love and promises for you [drop the weight down and let go], like WOW, I could meditate on that for a while, i definitely could.
I could also experience the truth that God wishes every dream that He has placed as a desire in my heart to come true, that He wished Hope to always guide me, that He wishes my way to be bright, that He has said these things and spoken them over me in His Word?
"Jason, Didn't I say that?"
SO i personally would love to be a seamonster. :D

Posted on 03-07-2005 by snakecraig
[QUOTE=Art]Tracks
1. Undone
2. Low
3. There Is Nowhere Else
4. Arabic Tremolo Radio
5. She Says Electric
6. Arabella
7. Gorgeous
8. Song Of The Harlot - My God, My Strength
9. As I Am
10. Seamonster

For more on The Violet Burning, click here.[/QUOTE]

I thought that the album was... OK...

I think their best were the first two albums.

Stength has to be one of my all time favs. Shawn Tubbs plays so tastefully on this album. When I first heard Stength, it really opened my eyes to Christian Music.

Posted on 03-10-2005 by jesusrevolver
[QUOTE=snakecraig]I thought that the album was... OK...

I think their best were the first two albums.

Stength has to be one of my all time favs. Shawn Tubbs plays so tastefully on this album. When I first heard Stength, it really opened my eyes to Christian Music.[/QUOTE]

sweet, as to openning eyes to christian music yeah i think they are a good example of an original band, they have their own statments that they make, they arent a knock off christian band made to sound like some other band to market "cool" music to Christians, and their lyrics are better.
Michael Pritzl says things in intersesting, thought provoking ways, ways in which i thought [U]i [/U] only thought, LOL.

Posted on 03-10-2005 by snakecraig
[QUOTE=jesusrevolver]sweet, as to openning eyes to christian music yeah i think they are a good example of an original band, they have their own statments that they make, they arent a knock off christian band made to sound like some other band to market "cool" music to Christians, and their lyrics are better.
Michael Pritzl says things in intersesting, thought provoking ways, ways in which i thought [U]i [/U] only thought, LOL.[/QUOTE]

I had some contact with Michael P. a few years back... He does have a different way of approching things :) He was quite burned by the Christian music scene (actually a lot of pastors and leaders) and I only have respect for the guy since he has carried on where a lot of people would have left the church after what he has gone through. Like you said, he does his own thing, and doesn't try to sound like anyone else.

Posted on 06-14-2003 by Jay Tea
I find this CD a little hard to rate. It was billed as a worship CD. I could see that, to some degree, but it is most definitely not a CD I would draw songs for Sunday worship services from. Lyrically, the songs tend to be a little on the abstract side for most folks to be singing, I think ("Let's all stand and sing together, "Seamonster""). Musically, the songs don't always tend to the easily remembered verse-chorus-verse-chorus pattern of pop music, either.

One complaint I often hear concerning modern worship music is the "Jesus is my boyfriend" song. This CD has a few songs that could certainly be categorized as that. One has the line, "Spirit don't let go, baby don't let go." I haven't figured out all the lyrics to fit phrases like this in. I was bummed that they didn't include lyrics in the jacket, though they did include personal thoughts about each song, which was kinda neat. I think I'd get a lot more out of the music if I knew what the words were.

I was very disappointed in "Song of the Harlot." All of the songs on here were first released on other CD's, and were completely re-recorded, with new arrangements, for this CD. I'd previously heard the version of "Song of the Harlot" from the [i]Strength[/i] CD, and though it was incredible. I thought this one was a little bland. Unfortunately, [i]Strength[/i] is out of print and typically goes for $20 on eBay.

One thing I really like about this CD is their ability to do a lot with a little. The arrangements tend to be fairly simple, but I never get bored with them. There aren't really any catchy guitar hooks...listening to just a guitar part, I probably couldn't identify a song. But each part is just right for its song.

Anyway, I'm rambling now, so I'll just say this is a cool CD and worth checking out.


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