Hillsong Live returns with an all-new album entitled, A Beautiful Exchange. Recorded at Hillsong Church in Australia, these powerful worship songs explore themes including sacrifice & redemption (“A Beautiful Exchange”), extraordinary love (“God Is Love”), and comforting hope (“Forever Reign”) which is also the first radio single and looks to be a song that will be quickly adopted by churches everywhere. Hillsong Live albums are moving experiences led by worship leaders including Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, and Darlene Zschech to name a few. Other key songs include: “I Will Believe” & “The One Who Saves”.
We highly recommend purchasing the CD/DVD once its out. We will definitely purchase the products; the low quality versions of these music does not compare to the actual quality of the music itself! Support Hillsong church as they have provided us with uplifting music!
Watch the "Behind Scenes" of Hillsong Live's 2009 - Faith + Hope + Love album:
- Joel Houston mentions within the video that even towards minutes before recording night that they are unsure about the lyrics!
- The song "Believe" sung by Darlene Zschech in the upcoming Hillsong Live - A Beautiful Exchange album has a different musical arrangement on the CD to the DVD.
- The song "You" sung by Hillsong United's frontman Joel Houston has changed the a part of its song lyrics AFTER the track recording at 1:50 minutes from "make my life transparent" to "make me more transparent" which sounds more fitting and easier to sing. Something to keep in mind if you're teaching this song in your local church.
Here's a more recent video of Hillsong Live - You from the "A Beautiful Exchange", months after the the actual album recording. Pay attention to the lyrics:
- Hillsong's has made the 'WHOA' worship battle-cry (what I'd like to call it) a recurring element. Here are some songs where it's been or some element of the worship battle-cry has been exercised:
Hillsong United - All of The Above Album: SOLUTION
Hillsong Live - This is Our God Album: YOUR NAME HIGH, WITH EVERYTHING
Hillsong United - Tear Down The Walls Album: NO REASON TO HIDE, ARMS OPEN WIDE, YOUR NAME HIGH
Hillsong Live - Faith + Hope + Love Album: FOR YOUR NAME, IT'S YOUR LOVE, NO REASON TO HIDE
Hillsong Live - A Beautiful Exchange (ABE) Album: OUR GOD IS LOVE, FATHER'S HEART, YOU, ADD INCENSE/SOMETIMES (FREE WORSHIP)
- U2 inspired 8th dotted delay on electric guitars has been an recurring element post UNITED WE STAND albums (listen to the lead electric picking line from [UNITED WE STAND album] Hillsong United - The Time Has Come). An individual has commented that this guitar effect is nickname'd, "The Mosquito" in their church!
- Hillsong Live - The First and the Last lyrics changed during post production. At the live recording, the second last line sings "God of all days, Lord there is no one like You" is what we currently here on the CD "Calling the light, with all the earth we will sing". There's more to it as mentioned in the COMMENT section. Pay attention to the lyrics:
- Hillsong post-production team for album recordings has proven to be awesome. In Hillsong Live - 'God One and Only' the drums part in the bridge is different to the track recording off the album FAITH + HOPE + LOVE. Watch the camcorded version of it at the live recording HERE (at 1:23 minutes onwards) and compare it with the actual track recording HERE.
Surely by now we realize that live recording albums do require significant post-production work to bring forth quality standards.
If you find anymore interesting facts, do let us know!
HILLSONG LIVE - A BEAUTIFUL EXCHANGE DETAILS:
CD TRACK LIST
1. Our God Is Love (Joel Houston and Scott Ligertwood)
2. Open My Eyes (Reuben Morgan and Braden Lang)
3. Forever Reign (Jason Ingram and Reuben Morgan)
4. The One Who Saves (Ben Fielding)
5. Like Incense / Sometimes (Brooke Ligertwood and Rich Mullins)
6. Greatness Of Our God (Jason Ingram, Stu Garrard and Reuben Morgan)
7. The Father’s Heart (Gio Galanti)
8. You (Joel Houston)
9. Love Like Fire (Matt Crocker)
10. Believe (Darlene Zschech and Reuben Morgan)
11. Beautiful Exchange (Joel Houston)
12. Thank You (Reuben Morgan and Ben Fielding)
DVD BONUS TRACKS
13. Hillsong London “The Answer” (Bonus Feature)
14. Hillsong London “God Our Salvation” (Bonus Feature)
15. Hillsong London “For All You Are (With You Are Good)” (Bonus Feature)
16. Hillsong London “All Things New” (Bonus Feature)
17. Hillsong London “Glorious One (With To Bring You Glory)” (Bonus Feature)
18. Documentary “A Beautiful Exchange: Behind the Scenes” (Bonus Feature)