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Music Beat CR Nov 2009 Print Email
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Thursday, 22 October 2009 02:56 PM America/New_York

Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Distribution releases Hello Hurricane by Switchfoot on Nov. 10. The band worked with producer Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Rilo Kiley, Eminem and Pink) on the project, which includes lead singles "Mess of Me" and "Always."

Singer-songwriter Sara Groves returns with her 10th album, Fireflies and Songs, releasing Nov. 17 from INO Records/Provident-Integrity Distribution. Groves worked with producer Charlie Peacock in his Art House recording studio in Nashville shortly after a humanitarian trip to Rwanda.

Paul-Baloche-Glorious_CDSongs include "Twice as Good," "This House" and "Love.", the newest release from Paul Baloche, worship leader and songwriter of hits "Open the Eyes of My Heart, "Hosanna" and "Above All," released Nov. 3 from Integrity Music/Provident-Integrity Distribution. The new album includes songs co-written with Michael W. Smith, Brenton Brown and Jason Ingram and a duet with singer Meredith Andrews.

The newest release from vocal duo Shane & Shane, Everything Is Different (Inpop/EMI CMG), released Nov. 3. The album was inspired by the members' roles as worship leaders in their home church in Dallas. Songs include "Rain Down" and "My Hope Is Built," a modern take on the classic hymn.

Jingle belles: Contemporary gospel trio Trin-i-tee 5:7 rings in the holidays with the Christmas album Love, Peace, Joy at Christmas, which released Nov. 3 from Spirit Rising Music/EMI CMG. The group includes Christmas favorites "Joy to the World," "Winter Wonderland" and "Little Drummer Boy."

Night of worship: Tim Hughes leads a crowd of 2,000 worshippers on the live recording Happy Day (Kingsway/EMI CM