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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|
|/preview/91/19/DL128786_9.mp3||9. Too Much||Leeland||3:45||$0.99||Digital Product:Add To Cart|
|/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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ccmmagazine.com- New Noise
Andrew Schwab- CCMMagazine.com
The commodification of worship music in the past decade has, invariably, stunted creativity and originality within the genre. Its 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, its a rarity to hear a debut like Leelands Sound of Melodies which releases August 15. The Texas quintet was christened after 17-year-old band leader Leeland Mooring, the ensembles youngest member, lead singer and principal songwriter.
Given Moorings 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 groups Brit-pop influencesnamely, 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 bands songs arent congregational, but they brim with humanity and brokennessplaintive elegies full of urgency and solemnity.
Were 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, Youve 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 arent 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 whats 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 thats 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 thatthough in spots too fresh-faced and eager for its own gooddemonstrates that Creator and creativity shouldnt be mutually exclusive.
ANDREE FARIAS CCMMagazine.com
Thuy Tan5 Stars Out Of 5September 22, 2009Thuy Tan
My 11yo and I love this CD. It is God honoring. I am glad I purchased it.
Dianna Smith5 Stars Out Of 5August 16, 2008Dianna 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.
Evelyn Jansen5 Stars Out Of 5July 25, 2008Evelyn 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.
Robbie5 Stars Out Of 5June 17, 2008Robbie
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!
Chris5 Stars Out Of 5May 16, 2008Chris
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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