Sound of Melodies CD  -     By: Leeland
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Sound of Melodies CD

Provident Music Distribution / 2006 / Compact disc

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/preview/90/49/DL128786_1.mp3 1. Sound of Melodies Leeland 5:01 $0.99 Digital Product:Add To Cart
/preview/90/70/DL128786_2.mp3 2. Reaching Leeland 3:25 $0.99 Digital Product:Add To Cart
/preview/90/77/DL128786_3.mp3 3. Yes You Have Leeland 4:21 $0.99 Digital Product:Add To Cart
/preview/90/84/DL128786_4.mp3 4. Tears of The Saints Leeland 6:16 $0.99 Digital Product:Add To Cart
/preview/90/91/DL128786_5.mp3 5. Beautiful Lord Leeland 4:27 $1.29 Digital Product:Add To Cart
/preview/90/98/DL128786_6.mp3 6. Can't Stop Leeland 3:37 $0.99 Digital Product:Add To Cart
/preview/91/05/DL128786_7.mp3 7. Lift Your Eyes Leeland 2:59 $0.99 Digital Product:Add To Cart
/preview/91/12/DL128786_8.mp3 8. Hey Leeland 3:34 $0.99 Digital Product:Add To Cart
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/preview/90/56/DL128786_10.mp3 10. How Wonderful Leeland 4:11 $0.99 Digital Product:Add To Cart
/preview/90/63/DL128786_11.mp3 11. Carried to The Table Leeland 5:43 $0.99 Digital Product:Add To Cart

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The debut release from Leeland captures the perfect balance between emotional modern rock and passionate worship, featuring eleven tracks of lush sonics and layered production. Sound of Melodies includes "Reaching," "Carried To the Table," the title track, and more.

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Format: Compact disc
Vendor: Provident Music Distribution
UPC: 083061081225
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ccmmagazine.com- New Noise

Earning the honorary and coveted “unheavy” slot in the column is the worshipful and calming Leeland. After all the metal I was covering this time around I let out an audible sign when I finally went to the Leeland website (leelandonline.com). Their sound is as harmonious as it is wondrous, with an emotional element that will appeal to the most hopeful side of your imagination. Softy harmonies meld with picked guitar parts and uplifting choruses. At the time of writing they were on tour with none other than Casting Crowns. Pick up a copy of their new LP Sound of Melodies of a spiritually edifying experience.

Andrew Schwab- CCMMagazine.com

CCMMagazine.com

The best new artist of the year?

The commodification of worship music in the past decade has, invariably, stunted creativity and originality within the genre. It’s almost as if artistry and adoration have suddenly become strange bedfellows, diametrically opposed instead of marching hand in hand.

Since the need for safeguarding the bottom line has caused the craftsmanship of worship to become stagnant, it’s a rarity to hear a debut like Leeland’s Sound of Melodies which releases August 15. The Texas quintet was christened after 17-year-old band leader Leeland Mooring, the ensemble’s youngest member, lead singer and principal songwriter.

Given Mooring’s and his teammates’ ages, one would expect Sound of Melodies to sound young. Instead, the album is mature and textured, an intricately layered affair that calls to mind the group’s Brit-pop influences—namely, U2, Travis, Muse, Delirious and other torchbearers from across the Atlantic.

Leeland got its start practicing nightly in a funeral home, but its compositions are far from dirge-like. The band’s songs aren’t congregational, but they brim with humanity and brokenness—plaintive elegies full of urgency and solemnity.

“We’re leaping over walls to get to you/Would you pull us along?” asks Mooring in “Reaching,” a sonnet that could pass for a Coldplay outtake from the X&Y sessions. Elsewhere, he sings, “You’ve stolen my heart, yes you have,” and one can imagine him nodding with conviction. In this sense, Sound of Melodies possesses the universal appeal of the Psalms, as its numbers are Davidic and relatable even when they aren’t readily replicable in a corporate setting.

But “worship” is a verb, and the members of Leeland use it not only to venerate their Maker but also as a vehicle to fulfill the Great Commission. In what’s clearly the pinnacle of the record, “Tears of the Saints” paints a haunting, apocalyptic picture of the time when every knee shall bow: “All Your children will stretch out their hands/And pick up the crippled man/ Father, we will lead them home.”

In the 2000s, the modus operandi of worship is to rehash popular praise choruses in a way that’s palatable to the positive-hits constituency and conducive to radio airplay. Leeland could have chosen that route, but the band is too precocious for that. Sound of Melodies is worship music that faithfully straddles the continuum between the sacred and the secular, a disc that—though in spots too fresh-faced and eager for its own good—demonstrates that Creator and creativity shouldn’t be mutually exclusive.

ANDREE FARIAS – CCMMagazine.com

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  1. Thuy Tan
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 22, 2009
    Thuy Tan
    My 11yo and I love this CD. It is God honoring. I am glad I purchased it.
  2. Dianna Smith
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 16, 2008
    Dianna Smith
    I really liked the sounds of Melodies CD. Leeland has a unique sound and quality to his voice. I especially liked the songs "Tears of the Saints" and "Yes you have". I like his style of music.
  3. Evelyn Jansen
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 25, 2008
    Evelyn Jansen
    I recently heard of this band at a worship conference-and WOW! They are fantastic. They provide a blend of upbeat songs and beautiful worship songs that appeal to a wide audience. They are my new favorite Christian band.
  4. Robbie
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 17, 2008
    Robbie
    The first time I heard this CD at work I didn't even realize it was Christian Music. I loved it and had to ask who it was so I could buy it. My daughter loves it too. And she is very picky. I'm looking forward to getting the new 2008 CD! This kid has a ton of talent!
  5. Chris
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 16, 2008
    Chris
    This is a great cd. Every song has a great message. Some of my favorite songs are Sound of Melodies, Yes You Have, Tears of the Saints, Beautiful Lord, and more. I love the message of Sound of Melodies, and Tears of the Saints. This cd gets a five star rating. Leeland is very creative in his songwriting.
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