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Music Beat CR May 2009 Print Email
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Monday, 04 May 2009 08:56 AM America/New_York

altThe first new live Hillsong United recording since 2006 releases May 26 from Integrity Music (Provident-Integrity Distribution). Across the Earth: Tear Down the Walls features 11 new songs from the best-selling band.

Urban inspirational vocal band G.I. (God’s Image)—brothers Branden and Marlon Anderson on keyboards and bass, respectively; drummer Lamonte Harris; and keyboardist Curtis Langley—debuts May 5 with God’s Image on its own BGA Music Group label. Distribution by K1 (formerly Koch) Entertainment.

altDaywind Records/New Day Christian Distributors brings out a second raft of releases from the vaults of the legendary Skylite Recording Co. in its “Southern Gospel Heritage Series,” this month. Two albums are included on each CD from J.D. Sumner and The Stamps, The Masters V, The Speer Family, Oak Ridge Quartet and The Statesmen.

With single “My King” being received well at radio, Seven Stories Up releases its debut album, Falling (VSR Music Group/EMI CMG Distribution), from which the song is taken, May 19. The band is fronted by former worship leader Andy Rocker.

Worship leaders in their respective home churches, Chris Kuti and Conrad Johnson also combine to perform and record as Chris and Conrad. The pair’s self-titled debut is issued May 5 by VSR Music Group/EMI CMG Distribution.

The Perrys’ 10-song Almost Morning (Daywind Records/New Day Christian Distributors) is out May 19. Tracks include “Old Fashioned Altar” and “This Ol’ Sinner Testifies.”

EMI CMG Music Group offers various releases next month in its 2-for-1 series, packaging two albums for $13.99, including Matt Redman’s The Friendship and The Fear and The Father’s Song; Avalon’s Stand and The Creed; and Newsboys’ Step Up to the Microphone and Love Liberty Disco.