Some of my favorite records have always been live records. Sometimes it was because a live record would be the closest I could come to see an artist perform. Other times, the album would be a snapshot in time, an everlasting reminder of a night captured with an artist.
Jeremy Camp Live, his sixth offering on BEC Records captures concert experiences from his recently concluded year-long tour in support of the Speaking Louder Than Before CD.
The record features many of his hits including “Tonight”, “Let It Fade”, and “Take You Back” along with newer songs like “Speaking Louder Than Before” and “Give Me Jesus”
One thing about a Jeremy Camp performance is that it is a worship experience. After a touching performance of “Walk By Faith”, he adds a beautiful chorus of Hallelujah adding a spiritual depth to the moment.
With the proliferation of live worship records flooding the market these days, the most important aspect never makes it to the record, the sharing of the Gospel, that is where this record is different. Jeremy shared an intimate talk about what was on his heart about being distracted in this generation, and that we are in need of a Saviour to deliver us from building up our own kingdoms. Instead, we should be serving other and building up God’s kingdom. He also used his song “Speaking Louder Than Before” as a challenge to live boldly for God.
The production, while very sound throughout is superb, and in some ways it was hard to tell that you were listening to a live album. While that is not necessarily a bad thing, it did sound a bit awkward when he was trying to engage the crowd, it was difficult to feel that energy.
Overall, this record will put you in the front row of the Jeremy Camp concert experience and will appeal to fans and is also the perfect records to introduce Jeremy’s music to new fans this Christmas season.